Ariel Cisneros is a Senior Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City—Denver Branch. Cisneros focuses on the community and economic development informational needs of bankers, community organization leaders, government officials and policy makers in the seven states of the Tenth District and throughout the Federal Reserve System.

He has completed research, developed products and organized conferences that provide information on community development investments, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), asset building strategies, Native Communities, disaster financial preparedness, and also makes presentations on these subjects. He serves on various committees and councils dedicated to community and economic development.

Prior to joining the Kansas City Fed, Cisneros worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and has also worked overseas, as a business extension officer in Botswana, Africa. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus on international development from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.

Highlights of his work include: