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:

John Bucy

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

Terrence Clark

Terrance Clark
Co-Founder
Thrive
Helena, Ark.

Rex Duncan

Rex Duncan
President
Champion Community Investments
Carbondale, Ill.

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

Andy Fraizer
Executive Director
Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
Indianapolis, Ind.

Rita Green

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

Ben Joergens

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

Christie McCravy

Christie McCravy
Executive Director
Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Louisville, Ky.

Debra Moore
Director of Administration
St. Clair County, Ill.
Belleville, Ill.

Martie North

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

Kenneth S. Robinson
President / CEO
United Way of the Mid-South
Memphis, Tenn.

Keith Sanders

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

Margaret Sherraden
Founders Professor of Social Work, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Research Professor, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo.

Sarina Strack

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

Deborah Temple

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

Amy Whitehead
Director
Community Development Institute and Center for Community and Economic Development
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Ark.

Cassandra Williams
Vice President and Regional Branch Administrator
Hope Federal Credit Union
Memphis, Tenn.

2015 Federal Reserve System
Community Development
Research Conference