Niccole Clements has recently taken on a new position with PNC as vice president of community development banking. While she still lives in Springfield, she now covers a much larger territory in her new role.

Clements said, “I’m still working with community development groups, but now it’s throughout central Illinois as well as St. Louis. It’s a whole new venture for me that I’m excited to take on.”

Clements had previously worked for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) since 2008. She was originally hired as a development coordinator, but after less than two years was promoted to the director of community and economic development statewide. In February of this year, she was named executive vice president, acting as the lead administrative officer after Dalitso Sulamoyo stepped down as CEO of the organization. She left IACAA in September to start her new job at PNC.

“I still work with quite a few of the same groups and non-profits to find flexible financing solutions to community development projects,” Clements explained. “I also manage the PNC foundation and sponsorship giving on behalf of the community development banking arm of PNC.”

Clements said she also remains involved with local organizations, including Abundant Faith Christian Center. She was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” earlier this year.