Community Development Advisory Board

Section 104(d) of the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 established the Community Development Advisory Board to advise the Director of the Fund on policies regarding the activities of the CDFI Fund. The Advisory Board is to meet at least annually.

The Advisory Board shall consist of 15 members, including the Secretary of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Treasury and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, or his or her designee; and nine private citizens appointed by the President, who shall be selected, to the maximum extent practicable, to provide for national geographic representation and racial, ethnic, and gender diversity, including: two individuals who are officers of existing community development financial institutions; two individuals who are officers of insured depository institutions; two individuals who are officers of national consumer or public interest organizations; two individuals who have expertise in community development; and one individual who has personal experience and specialized expertise in the unique lending and community development issues confronted by Indian tribes on Indian reservations.

The Chair of the Advisory Board is elected by the nine private citizens.

AUGUST 27, 2020 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

 

AUGUST 23, 2018 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Advisory Board

Clinton B. Gwin

CDFI Representatives

President and CEO
Pathway Lending

Advisory Board

L. Ray Moncrief

CDFI Representatives

President and CEO
Mountain Ventures, Inc., Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation

Advisory Board

Cara Dingus Brook

Community Development Representatives

President and CEO
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Advisory Board

Gregory Fairchild

Community Development Representatives

Isidore Horween Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Advisory Board

Faith Bautista

Consumer/Public Interest Representatives

President and CEO
National Asian American Coalition

Advisory Board

Judy J. Chapa

Consumer/Public Interest Representatives

Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial Services Roundtable

Advisory Board

Bette Brand

Federal Representatives

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Advisory Board

David F. Eisner

Federal Representatives

Assistant Secretary for Management

U.S. Department of the Treasury 

Advisory Board

Dennis Alvord

Federal Representatives

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Advisory Board

John Gibbs

Federal Representatives

Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Advisory Board

Tara Sweeney

Federal Representatives

Tara Sweeney is the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She is responsible for carrying out Interior's trust responsibilities regarding the management of tribal and individual Indian trust lands and assets, and promoting the self-determination and economic self-sufficiency of the nation's 573 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Ms. Sweeney is the first Alaska Native and the second woman to be confirmed for this position.

Advisory Board

William Manger

Federal Representatives

Associate Administrator for Capital Access

Advisory Board

Robert R. Jones III

Insured Depository Institution Representatives

Robert R. Jones III

President and CEO
United Bank

Advisory Board

Todd O. McDonald

Insured Depository Institution Representatives

Vice President of Strategy
Liberty Bank and Trust

Advisory Board

Shane Jett

Native American Tribal Development Representatives

Chief Executive Officer
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation