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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:

  • Adam Hall

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

  • Tracy Hall

    Tracy Hall
    President, Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • 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.

  • Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones
    Executive Director, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Winrock International
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Steve Lockwood

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

  • Jessica Love
    Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana
    Indianapolis

  • Bridgett McDermott Flood

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

  • Sara McGibany

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

  • Karen Minkel

    Karen Minkel
    Home Region Program Director, Walton Family Foundation
    Bentonville, Ark.

  • Amy Shir

    Amy Shir
    President and CEO, LHOME
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Clifton Williams

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