The Community Development Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently welcomed two new employees.
Maureen Slaten joined the Fed as a senior editor, including editor of Bridges. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri−St. Louis and a JD from St. Louis University. She worked for 15 years in marketing for INTRAV/Clipper Cruise Line, a St. Louis-based travel company, and for 14 years as an editor at Elsevier (previously Mosby), a publisher of nursing, medical, dental, and veterinary books and journals. Slaten has also acted as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer, serving as a liaison between children placed in foster care, their parents and the juvenile court system.
Daniel Davis is working as a community development specialist. In that capacity, he will provide advisory services to local community organizations, government agencies, bankers and others on community and economic development issues.
A native Illinoisan, Davis was most recently special assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health; he served in an advisory and consultative capacity as the director’s liaison to the governor’s office, department management, seven regional public health offices, and other state administrative agencies. Previously, he worked for the state of Illinois as a legislative liaison coordinating bipartisan interaction with Illinois legislators regarding public health issues and policy initiatives, and for the Illinois Office of the Governor as a legislative aide and James H. Dunn Fellow. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from Southern Illinois University, and is completing his master’s of social work in economic development at Washington University in St. Louis.