Jeremy W. Hegle is a senior community development advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and leads efforts to narrow the digital divide across the Bank’s seven-state region. Jeremy also serves as the lead advisor for Western Missouri and Kansas, promoting fair and impartial access to financial services in low-to moderate-income communities.
Prior to joining the Kansas City Fed, Hegle helped launch the SourceLink entrepreneurship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. At SourceLink Hegle consulted government agencies, universities and nonprofit organization on strengthening their entrepreneurial communities. Hegle earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri Kansas City and served as a medic in the Missouri Army National Guard.
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.