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Alfie Chatman-Walter

ODI Principal

Alfie Chatman-Walter is a principal in the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In her role, she provides thought leadership on the Bank’s commitment to DEI. Ms. Chatman-Walter also oversees compliance such as authoring the Annual Report to Congress, Equal Employment and Opportunity Performance Report, and the D&I report to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ms. Chatman-Walter has held positions of increasing responsibility – leading the organization’s DEI training, learning and development practice, as well as creating a broad framework to address culture within the Bank’s Treasury Services function. Prior to the Bank, Ms. Chatman-Walter served for a decade at Case Western Reserve University in its corporate relations, philanthropy, campus relations, and diversity and inclusion areas.

Ms. Chatman-Walter remains active in the community. She currently serves as a proud board member of Birthing Beautiful Communities. Ms. Chatman-Walter has served on the board of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland and as a member of Jack & Jill of America Inc. Cleveland Chapter, Antioch Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and a host of other community-based organizations. In recognition of her dedication to service, she was recently named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leaders in diversity,” and she has received numerous other awards, including Kaleidoscope Magazine’s 40/40 Club, Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, and outstanding leadership awards from Case Western Reserve University.

Ms. Chatman-Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice and Public Health, as well as a master’s degree in urban studies with a concentration in public administration and policy from Cleveland State University. She has also completed work toward a PhD in public policy from Cleveland State University.