Three from Arkansas added to St. Louis Fed community development advisory panel

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Monday (Nov. 29) it appointed five new members to its Community Development Advisory Council.

The council meets twice a year to inform St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and Community Development staff about relevant issues and development efforts in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.

Appointed to three-year terms ending in 2024 were:

  • Martie North, senior vice president and director of Community Development/Community Reinvestment Act at Simmons Bank in Little Rock.
  • Kim Davis, senior advisor at Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation in Bentonville, Ark.;
  • Candace Williams, executive director of Rural Community Alliance in Little Rock, Ark.; and
  • Trisha Finnegan, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Community Foundation of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.;
  • Rory Thomas, president of Memphis Medical District Collaborative in Memphis, Tenn.;

Council members are executives representing nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government and foundations from across the Eighth District, which includes the state of Arkansas, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Council members serve staggered terms.

Other CDAC members serving in 2021 are:

  • Adam Hall, vice president and community and economic development manager at Fifth Third Bank in Louisville;
  • Tracy Hall, president of Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis;
  • Robyn Heidger, senior vice president of Enterprise Bank and Trust in Clayton, Mo.;
  • Mervin Jebaraj, director of Center for Business and Economic Research at Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.;
  • Jessica Love, executive director of Prosperity Indiana in Indianapolis;
  • Bridget McDermott Flood, executive director of Incarnate Word Foundation in St. Louis;
  • Sara McGibany, executive director of Alton Main Street in Alton, Ill.;
  • Clifton Williams, community development officer at Guaranty Bank & Trust Company in Belzoni, Miss.