Community Development Advisory Council

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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:

  • Headshot of Kim Davis

    Kim Davis
    Senior Advisor, Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation
    Bentonville, Ark.

  • Headshot of Trisha Finnegan

    Trisha Finnegan
    Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Community Foundation of Louisville
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Adam Hall

    Adam Hall
    Vice President and Community and Economic Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Robyn Heidger

    Robyn Heidger
    Senior Vice President, Enterprise Bank and Trust
    Clayton, Mo.

  • Mervin Jebaraj

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

  • Jessica Love
    Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana

  • Bridgett McDermott Flood

    Bridget McDermott Flood
    Executive Director, Incarnate Word Foundation
    St. Louis

  • Sara McGibany

    Sara McGibany
    Executive Director, Alton Main Street
    Alton, Ill.

  • Headshot of Martie North

    Martie North
    Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development/Community Reinvestment Act, Simmons Bank
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Headshot of Rory Thomas

    Rory Thomas
    President, Memphis Medical District Collaborative
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Headshot of Candace Williams

    Candace Williams
    Executive Director, Rural Community Alliance
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Clifton Williams

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

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