Teresa Cheeks has been named assistant community development specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch. In that capacity, she will provide advisory services to community organizations, government agencies, bankers and others on community and economic development issues.
Before coming to the Federal Reserve, Cheeks worked at The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, where she was responsible for assisting in development and marketing activities. The Women's Foundation is a nonprofit organization that encourages philanthropy, fosters leadership among women and provides resources to help women reach economic self-sufficiency. She also worked for the American Red Cross and the city of Memphis, primarily in marketing roles.
Cheeks earned her undergraduate degree in business marketing from the University of Memphis.