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
President
Champion Community Investments
Carbondale, Ill.

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.

Christie McCravy
Director, Center for Housing and Financial Empowerment
Louisville Urban League
Louisville, Ky.

Joe Neri
President
IFF
Chicago, Ill.

Martie North
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Development/CRA
Simmons First National Bank
Little Rock, Ark.

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.

Deborah Temple
Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship
Communities Unlimited, Inc.
Pine Bluff, Ark.

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.

Johanna Wharton
Executive Director
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
East St. Louis, Ill.

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