Community Development Advisory Council

The Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) was established in 2001 and provides insights on community and economic development challenges faced by low- to moderate-income communities. Council members include business leaders, financial institutions, universities and nonprofit leaders who serve low- to moderate-income (LMI) populations. Council members provide year-round insight on economic and community development issues and meet twice a year with the Kansas City Fed’s leadership.

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Aubrey Abbott Patterson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hutchinson Community Foundation
Hutchinson, Kansas

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Niki Donawa

Chief Community Relations Officer
Truman Medical Centers
Kansas City, Missouri

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Dr. Raúl Font

President
Latino Community Development Agency
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Debbie Gorski

Executive Director
Wyoming Women’s Business Center
Laramie, Wyoming

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Don Greenwell

President
The Builders' Association
Executive Director, Kansas City Chapter-Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Kansas City, Missouri

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Geoff Jolley

Executive Director
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) 
Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

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Ed Lada, Jr.

President / CEO
Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri

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Neelima Parasker

President and Chief Executive Officer
SnapIT Solutions
Overland Park, Kansas

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Jim Reiff

Executive Director
Nebraska Enterprise Fund
Oakland, Nebraska

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Cecilia Robinson-Woods

Superintendent
Millwood Public Schools
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Liddy Romero

Executive Director
WorkLife Partnership
Denver, Colorado

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Adrienne R. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer
New Mexico Caregivers Coalition
Bernalillo, New Mexico

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Awais Sufi

Chief Executive Officer
SchoolSmartKC
Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

Council membership current as of January 2021.

Economic Advisory Council

Established in 1985, the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) consists of both business and labor representatives from across the Tenth Federal Reserve District. The EAC meets with Kansas City Fed leadership twice a year to offer insight on the regional economy.

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Carrie Besnette Hauser

President and Chief Executive Officer
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, Colorado


 
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Henry Davis

Owner, President/Chief Executive Officer
Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska

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Del Esparza

President
Esparza Digital + Advertising
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Clay Gaspar

COO
Devon Energy
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Jennifer Hamann

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Union Pacific Railroad
Omaha, Nebraska

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Joseph Kramer

Chief Financial Officer
J-Six Enterprises
Seneca, Kansas

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Alise Martiny

Business Manager
Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council
Kansas City, Missouri

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Timothy R. Murphy

Executive Chairman
Murphy-Hoffman Company
Leawood, Kansas

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Jeanette Hernandez Prenger

Chief Executive Officer
ECCO Select
Kansas City, Missouri

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Jason R. Sanders

Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Peggy Simmons

President and Chief Operating Officer
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Jim Thorpen

Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Wyoming Machinery Co.
Casper, Wyoming

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Paul Washington

Market Director, Rocky Mountain Region
Jones Lang LaSalle IP Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Council membership current as of September 2020.

 

10J Payments Advisory Group (JPAG)

Members represent financial institutions around the Tenth District. They meet periodically with Kansas City Fed staff to provide insight on developments in the U.S. payments system and advise on actions the Federal Reserve might take to ensure the System's safety and efficiency while providing broad access.

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Mike Atkins

Chief Executive Officer
Open Technology Solutions
Centennial, Colorado

 
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Scott Copeland

Executive Vice President
BancFirst
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Michael DeBroeck

Senior Vice President
Intrust Bank
Wichita, Kansas

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Susan Doyle

President
EPCOR
Kansas City, Missouri

 
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Kelly Kaminskas

President of Retail Services
FirstBank
Lakewood, Colorado

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Russ Oatman

Senior Vice President
First National Bank of Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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Susan Robinson

Executive Director
Kansas City Financial Center Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury
Kansas City, Missouri

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Tamara Vande Velde

First Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Capitol Federal Savings Bank
Topeka, Kansas

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Chris Wiedenmann

Senior Vice President – Manager of Commercial Payments Product
Commerce Bank
Kansas City, Missouri

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Uma Wilson

Senior Vice President
UMB Bank
Kansas City, Missouri

 

Council membership current as of September 2020.

 

Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

Established in 2011, the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) provides a forum for small financial institutions. Council members represent banks, credit unions and thrift institutions from across the Tenth Federal Reserve District. The CDIAC meets with Kansas City Fed leadership at least twice a year to provide perspective on lending issues, the economy and more.

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Gerry Agnes

President and Chief Executive Officer
Elevations Credit Union
Boulder, Colorado


 
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Aaron Bastian

President
Fidelity Bank, FSB
Wichita, Kansas

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Jill Castilla*

President and Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Edmond, Oklahoma

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Gary Crum

President and Chief Executive Officer
Western States Bank
Laramie, Wyoming


 
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Gail DeBoer

President and Chief Executive Officer
Cobalt Federal Credit Union
Omaha, Nebraska

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Kim DeVore*

President
Jonah Bank
Casper, Wyoming

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Tom Gdowski

President and Chief Executive Officer
Equitable Financial Corp.
Grand Island, Nebraska


 
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Brad Koehn

Regional President
Midwest Bank, N.A.
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Alan Shettlesworth

President and Chief Operating Officer
Main Bank
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Dawne Stafford

President and Chief Financial Officer
Security Bank
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Kristie Stuewe

President and Chief Executive Officer
First Missouri Bank
Brookfield, Missouri

 

*Designates new membership to the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

Council membership current as of September 2020.