Ariel D. Cisneros

Ariel Cisneros

Senior Community Development Advisor
Denver Branch - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1020 16th Street
Denver, Colorado


Ariel D. Cisneros is senior community development advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City—Denver Branch. Cisneros is responsible for identifying and meeting the community and economic development investment informational needs of bankers, community organization representatives and government officials in the seven states of the Tenth District. 

He has completed research and organized programs that provide information on community and economic development investments, asset building strategies, Native Communities, Community Reinvestment Act and related compliance issues, disaster financial preparedness, and other related 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, serving as a community 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. Cisneros is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.

The community development function at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City was created in the 1980s primarily to help banks understand their responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act. Over the years the bank has expanded its work in the field of community development to meet emerging needs and staff has sought out new opportunities for collaboration to assist low- and moderate-income communities. The community development staff is committed to assisting our stakeholders and the communities we serve respond effectively to challenges through research, relationship building and resource development.