Sarah "Sadie" McKeown
Member of the NYSERDA Board
Appointed June 2021
A seasoned leader with 30 years of history at the company, Sadie McKeown is President of The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) . In this capacity she leads the development and implementation of CPC’s growth strategy and oversees all of the company’s field offices, initiatives, and its equity and impact investing platforms. Sadie also works closely with the president of CPC Mortgage Company, CPC’s Agency mortgage lending subsidiary, to align all of the company’s products and tools under the CPC brand.
Sadie brings an eye toward collective solutions to her focus on addressing challenges facing disinvested communities. Having harnessed dozens of municipal tools and public subsidy programs to drive affordable, sustainable multifamily development and economic revitalization, Sadie has developed a passion and skill for aligning private resources and government priorities for impact and change.
Across a decade of executive leadership at CPC, Sadie has been a driving force in the company’s growth and success. Sadie built and continues to lead CPC’s sustainability platform, focused on driving higher performance, resilient, healthier housing and creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged communities. Sadie oversees the ACCESS fund to strengthen and support black and brown developers and real estate entrepreneurs and previously led the development of the organization’s Agency lending arm, CPC Mortgage Company, bringing a CDFI approach to the mortgage banking space.
Sadie’s insight and passion are informed by two decades of experience as a CPC loan officer, driving originations in neighborhoods to create positive economic change and earning a reputation for collaborating with local stakeholders and partners to revitalize Main Streets.
As a board member of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), Sadie works to align climate and affordability in the multifamily space.