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.

  • Angela Curry

    Angela C. Curry
    Executive Director, Economic Development Foundation - Greenwood, Leflore, Carroll
    Greenwood, Miss.

  • Kim Davis

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

  • Kevin Dean

    Kevin Dean
    CEO, Momentum Nonprofit Partners
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Dara Eskridge

    Dara Eskridge
    Executive Director, Invest STL
    St. Louis

  • Adam Hall

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

  • Mervin Jebaraj

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

  • Brett Magers

    Brett Magers
    President, Legacy Bank and Trust Co.
    Springfield, Mo.

  • Martie North

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

  • 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.

  • Candace Williams

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

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