Jeremy Hegle is a lead community development advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He leads the Bank’s digital equity efforts across the Tenth District.

In 2019 Hegle co-authored Disconnected: Seven lessons on fixing the digital divide, a layperson’s overview of the digital divide. Today, he leads efforts to narrow the digital divide using three strategies:

Hegle joined the Kansas City Fed in 2015. Previously, he served in the Army National Guard and later helped launch KCSourceLink, a small-business support organization that links thousands of entrepreneurs with resources to start, grow and accelerate their businesses.

Hegle has a bachelor’s in business administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Hegle serves on the board of Digitunity, a national organization that helps get computers to those who need them.

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.