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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 represent nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government and foundations.

The council was created to keep the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 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:

  • Ivye Allen
    Foundation for the Mid South
    Jackson, Miss.

  • Arlisa Armstrong
    Area Director
    Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Jackson, Tenn.

  • Jay Bassett
    Division Chief
    Governor's Dislocated Worker Task Force,
    Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Bryce Butler
    Managing Director
    Access Ventures
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Rodney Crim
    President and Interim CEO
    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
    St. Louis

  • Kevin Dunlap

    Kevin Dunlap
    Executive Director
    REBOUND Inc.
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Mervin Jebaraj

    Mervin Jebaraj
    Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
    Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Timothy Lampkin
    Higher Purpose Co.
    Clarksdale, Miss.

  • Steve Lockwood

    Steve Lockwood
    Executive Director
    Frayser Community Development Corp.
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Marta Loyd
    Executive Director and CEO
    Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
    Morrilton, Ark.

  • Bridgett McDermott Flood

    Bridget McDermott Flood
    Executive Director
    Incarnate Word Foundation
    St. Louis

  • Sara McGibany

    Sara McGibany
    Executive Director
    Alton Main Street
    Alton, Ill.

  • Amanda Payne
    Assistant Vice President of CRA and Fair Lending Officer
    Independence Bank
    Owensboro, Ky.

  • Hillis Schild
    Senior Vice President and Community Development Senior Representative
    Arvest Bank
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Amy Shir

    Amy Shir
    President and CEO
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Robert J.  Wasserman
    Senior Vice President
    U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp.
    St. Louis

  • Clifton Williams

    Clifton Williams
    Community Development Officer
    Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
    Belzoni, Miss.