Niccole Clements is the Vice President of Community Development Banking for PNC’s Central Illinois and St. Louis markets. She assists in carrying out PNC’s community development banking strategy, which is designed to improve the quality of life and bring about economic empowerment for low- to moderate-income individuals and communities. Niccole collaborates with nonprofit organizations to promote affordable housing, community service, neighborhood revitalization, and economic development. She helps to link organizations with PNC’s flexible financial solutions so that project concepts can become a reality. She also helps to connect organizations with the tools and resources necessary to promote financial education amongst low to moderate income individuals and families. In her role at PNC, Niccole manages the bank’s community development philanthropic giving strategy within the markets that she serves through the provision of PNC foundation grants and charitable sponsorships. Prior joining PNC, Niccole served as the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA), where she provided training, technical assistance and capacity building resources to the Community Action network of Illinois. Through her role at IACAA, Niccole also served as the lead staff person responsible for overseeing a subsidiary organization called the Illinois Community Action Development Corporation, where she led in the development of various affordable housing projects and opportunities.