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
    President
    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.

  • Rodney Crim
    President
    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
    St. Louis

  • Kevin Dunlap
    Executive Director
    REBOUND Inc.
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Timothy Lampkin
    CEO, Higher Purpose Co.; 
    Co-Founder, Capway
    Clarksdale, Miss.

  • Marta Loyd
    Executive Director
    Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
    Morrilton, Ark.

  • Debra Moore photo

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

  • 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.

  • Hillis Schild
    Community Affairs Manager
    Regions Bank
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • 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

  • Brittany Sims
    Program Director
    Louisville Asset Building Coalition
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Rob 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.