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Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) is made up of experts and leaders who reflect the diversity of the Fourth District and are focused on economic development issues such as affordable housing, financial and social determinants of health, racial and social inequalities, rural prosperity, small businesses, and workforce development.

The CAC helps to inform the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Development staff, senior leadership, and president about current and emerging economic and social issues and trends impacting underserved and lower-income individuals and communities in the Fourth District. This information is used to help guide the priorities of the Community Development Department.

Council Resources

Current Members

Eric P. Avner

Eric P. Avner

Founder and Chief Executive OfficerPeople's Liberty

Keith Burwell

Keith Burwell

President and Chief Executive OfficerToledo Community Foundation

Kim Frazier

Kim Frazier

Director of Growth InitiativesEntrepreneurs’ Center

Presley L. Gillespie

Presley L. Gillespie

PresidentNeighborhood Allies

Terry Gore

Terry Gore

Senior Director of Financial Services and FinTechJobsOhio

Ernest E. Hogan

Ernest E. Hogan

Executive DirectorPittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Joyce Pan Huang

Director of City PlanningCity of Cleveland

Tawana S. Jones

Tawana S. Jones

Community and Economic Development Operations ManagerMontgomery County Development Services

Lark T. Mallory, Esq.

President and Chief Executive OfficerAffordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

James Stark

James M. Stark

Chief Executive OfficerFayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Stephanie Stiene

Stephanie Stiene

Director of Financial Wellness and Volunteer EngagementBrighton Center, Inc.

Robie Suggs

Robie Suggs

Chief Lending OfficerCincinnati Development Fund

Jeff Whitehead

Jeff Whitehead

Executive DirectorEastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc.

Danny R. Williams

Danny R. Williams

President and Chief Executive OfficerEliza Bryant Village

Candidate Recommendations

Engagement is a key part of what we do at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. To recommend a candidate to serve on one of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's boards of directors, advisory councils, or other forms of engagement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, complete and submit this form. Self-recommendations are also welcome.

If you have a question about our Bank's recruitment process, please contact us.