LaShaunda P. René (LPR), Vice President, Texas Market for TruFund Financial Services a National, US Treasury-Certified, Non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
LaShaunda isresponsible for leading market operations and expansion, including being a brand ambassador, partnership and funder cultivation, resource and business development in the Texas Region.
LPR has over 18 years professional experience in the non-profit and government sectors. During her tenue with TruFund, LaShaunda has supported small, rural, minority and women-owned businesses in disaster recovery, business resilience, and capacity building for growth and scalability. LPR is a strategic thought partner within the small business ecosystem and advocates for small business, in partnership with elected official, government, and community leaders.
She is a graduate of International Business and French Studies from Dillard University and Master of Public Administration from Walden University. LaShaunda is a member of the Houston Business Ecosystem Alliance for Minority and Women Owned Businesses (BEAM-W).