Ariel Cisneros is a lead community development advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at the Denver Branch. Cisneros focuses on the community and economic development informational needs of bankers, community organization leaders, government officials and policy makers in 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 and disaster financial preparedness. He also speaks on these subjects.

Prior to joining the Kansas City Fed in 2010, Cisneros worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has also worked overseas, as a business extension officer in Botswana, Africa.

He holds 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:

About the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up our nation's central bank. We work in the public’s interest by supporting economic and financial stability. The Kansas City Fed’s territory includes Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Our headquarters is in Kansas City, with branch offices in Denver, Omaha and Oklahoma City.

The Kansas City Fed Community Development Department promotes economic development and public understanding that leads to progress for lower-income individuals and communities. Our focus areas include community development investments, digital inclusion, small business / entrepreneurism, and workforce development.