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Justin Butler, Chief Financial Officer

Justin Butler is chief financial officer at the Center for Economic Inclusion overseeing Accounting, Finance, HR, IT and Real Estate, in addition to representing the Center to the broader financial community. As a highly experienced financial executive, Justin has a strong track record of leadership and results having held roles of increasing responsibility at Bank of America, GE Capital, and Target, including Corporate Finance and Strategy, Internal Audit, Product Management and Risk Management.  

Justin's experience also includes building scalable businesses through strategic partnership development, P&L management and financial and operational improvements. He has also been engaged in high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, from due diligence through closing and integration. 

Justin has served on various non-profit boards including the National Association of Black Accountants, and is currently the board chair for the Quality Comprehensive Health Center in Charlotte, NC.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Louis University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. He resides in Woodbury with his wife and two children. 


As a finance professional I know the importance of an economy that is firing on all cylinders. The greater MSP economy is strong but not without its areas of opportunity for improvement.  There are individuals and companies (small and large) sitting on the sidelines who could be making a dramatic impact on our region. We need to enhance the infrastructure and reduce existing barriers and prepare for new barriers to economic prosperity.