Bond Readiness Programs


About MBDI

Leadership Team

Liz Duncan-Gilmour, Esq.
Executive Director and Counsel
Minority Business Development Institute

Liz Duncan-Gilmour

Liz Duncan-Gilmour began her career underwriting financial and professional products at industry leader AIG in 1987. As Vice President of Financial Services at AON, she built a $1.5 million commission book of business, consulting clients on investor and employee relations and working with senior management to position and secure coverage for hard-to-place accounts. She analyzed financial, managerial and organizational structures of clients ranging from start-ups and IPOs to Fortune 100 corporations and Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Liz left insurance to attended Boston College Law School where she graduated magna cum laude. Under the tutelage of a prominent civil rights lawyer and professor, she worked on a team that launched a national campaign to end on-campus recruiting by employers that openly discriminated against LGBT applicants. She has clerked with a large national law firm, practiced privately and founded a community development consultancy. Liz is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.

In December 2010, Liz joined David Cayemitte, with whom she trained at AIG, to act as General Counsel to The Cayemitte Group (TCG), to manage the professional liability book of business and to help launch the Minority Business Development Institute. In her roles, Liz supports strategic initiatives to advance the notion that education coupled with hands-on support can provide the leg-up needed for diverse businesses to prosper. As they grow sustainably, these firms create jobs in neighborhoods that are often left behind, lifting families out of poverty and into the middle class.