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Community Development Advisory Council

Executives from organizations throughout the Federal Reserve's Eighth District serve on the Bank’s Community Development Advisory Council.

The executives are all experts in economic and community development. They represent nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government and foundations.

The council was created to keep the Federal Reserve Bank’s president and Community Development staff informed about relevant issues in the District and to suggest ways the Bank might support local development efforts.

Council members are:

John Bucy
Executive Director
Northwest Tennessee Development District
Martin, Tenn.

Terrance Clark
Co-Founder
Thrive
Helena, Ark.

Rex Duncan
Director, Community Development and Outreach
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Ill.

Tamika Edwards
Director of Public Policy
Southern Bancorp Community Partners
Little Rock, Ark.

Brian Fogle
President and CEO
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Springfield, Mo.

Rita Green
Assistant Professor of Consumer Economics
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Miss.

David C. Howard Jr.
Vice President of Equity
Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises Inc. (FAHE)
Berea, Ky.

Ben Joergens
Assistant Vice President, Financial Empowerment Officer
Old National Bank
Evansville, Ind.

Joe Neri
President
IFF
Chicago, Ill.

Eric Robertson
President
Community LIFT & River City Capital Investment Corp.
Memphis, Tenn.

Keith Sanders
Executive Director
The Lawrence and Augusta Hager Educational Foundation
Owensboro, Ky.

Sarina Strack
Senior Vice President, Director of Compliance
Midwest Bank Centre
St. Louis, Mo.

Elizabeth Trotter
Senior Vice President / CRA Director
IBERIABANK
Lafayette, La.

Keith Turbett
First Vice President
Community Development Manager, Memphis and Nashville Regions
SunTrust
Memphis, Tenn.

Cary Tyson
Assistant Director
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Little Rock, Ark.

Johanna Wharton
Executive Vice President
Grace Hill Settlement House
St. Louis, Mo.

Deborah Williams
Chief Executive Officer
HANDS Inc.
Bowling Green, Ky.