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:

  • Andre Alexander

    Pastor Andre Alexander
    President, Tabernacle Community Development Corp.; and Pastor, The Tabernacle
    St. Louis

  • Martha Claire Bullen

    Martha Claire Bullen
    Director of Community Sustainability, Communities Unlimited
    Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Kim Davis

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

  • Kevin Dean

    Kevin Dean
    CEO, Tennessee Nonprofit Association
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Dara Eskridge

    Dara Eskridge
    Executive Director, Invest STL
    St. Louis

  • Mary Anne Medlock

    Mary Anne Medlock
    Business Services Liaison, West Kentucky Workforce Board
    Hopkinsville, Ky.

  • Martie North

    Martie North
    Director of Community Development and Engagement, Emerging Markets, Cadence Bank
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Tina Peterson

    Tina Peterson
    President and CEO, Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc.
    Bloomington, Ind.

  • Darin Preis

    Darin Preis
    Executive Director, Central Missouri Community Action
    Columbia, Mo.

  • Stephanie Roland

    Stephanie Roland
    Senior Vice President and Community Outreach Director, Old National Bank
    Evansville, Ind.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith
    President and CEO, Community Ventures
    Lexington, Ky.

  • Rory Thomas

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

  • Keith D. Turbett

    Keith D. Turbett
    Community Development Manager, First Horizon Bank
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Arlo Washington

    Arlo Washington
    Founder and President, People Trust Community Loan Fund
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Candace Williams

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

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