The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has announced two appointments to its Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) for 2018. The council, composed of community, business and labor leaders from the Kansas City Fed’s seven-state region, advises the Kansas City Fed on current developments and emerging issues in community and economic development.

New CDAC Members:

Marcos Hernandez, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Development and CRA, U.S. Bank, Omaha, NE

Shawn Reese, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Business Council, Cheyenne, WY

Current and reappointed council members include: Ruben Alonso, president, AltCap, Kansas City, MO; Marie Longserre, president and CEO, Santa Fe Business Incubator, Santa Fe, NM; Judy Petersen, executive director, Central Nebraska Economic Development District, Chambers, NE; Steve Radley, president and CEO, NetWork Kansas, Andover, KS; Rebecca Reynolds, executive director, Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Hugo, OK; Cecilia Robinson-Woods, superintendent, Millwood Public Schools, Oklahoma City, OK; Liddy Romero, founder and executive director, WorkLife Partnership, Denver, CO; John Santner, regional vice president, NeighborWorks America, Kansas City, MO; Reginald Thomas, president, Construction and General Laborers Local Union 264, Kansas City, MO; and Cris White, executive director and CEO, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Denver, CO.

Council members, who serve three-year terms, offer year-round insight on economic and community development issues and meet twice a year with the Kansas City Fed’s leadership.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branches in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the Tenth Federal Reserve District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. Learn more about the CDAC and our other advisory councils.


Ariel Cisneros

Senior Advisor

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 developmen…