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.

  • Rex Duncan photo

    Rex Duncan
    Champion Community Investments
    Carbondale, Ill.

  • Andy Fraizer photo

    Andy Fraizer
    Executive Director
    Prosperity Indiana
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Timothy Lampkin
    Higher Purpose Co.; 
    Clarksdale, Miss.

  • Christie McCravy photo

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

  • Debra Moore photo

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

  • Martie North photo

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

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

  • Kenneth S. Robinson photo

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

  • Margaret Sherraden photo

    Margaret S. Sherraden
    Founders Professor of Social Work
    University of Missouri–St. Louis;
    Research Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis

  • Deborah Temple photo

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

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

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

  • Cassandra Williams photo

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