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Neal J. Wilson

Co-Founder, COO | EJF

Mr. Wilson is a founding member of EJF and serves as its Chief Operating Officer.  In addition to serving as the Chief Operating Officer for EJF, Mr. Wilson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EJF Investments Manager LLC, the external manager to a closed-end fund listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: EJFI).  Prior to forming EJF, Mr. Wilson served as a senior managing director for both the Alternative Asset Investments and Private Wealth Management groups at FBR.  Prior to joining FBR, he was a senior securities attorney at Dechert LLP and a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Exposure Finance Limited and a member of the Board of Trustees of Hood College.  He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Sidwell Friends School for five years until 2018.  He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools Employee Pension for nine years until 2013 and in 2014 received a Distinguished Service Award from Montgomery County for his contributions.  In June 2014, Mr. Wilson served as Co-Chair of the Bridges Gala for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities Bridges from School to Work Program.  He received his BA from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.