Meet Chantell Garrett

October 3, 2016
By Jeremy Hegle , Senior Community Development Advisor


Chantell M. Garrett has joined the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as a Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor. In this new position she will lead the Bank’s District-wide outreach and program strategy for community and labor leaders as well as women, minority and emerging bank leaders. Additionally, Chantell will work with Senior Economist and Regional Executive Jason Brown on engagement initiatives for business leaders in western Missouri and Kansas.

“I am very excited to be in this role and have the opportunity to build and execute a strategy that positions the Kansas City Fed as a trendsetter for proactive stakeholder engagement,” Chantell said. “I am very passionate about this work because I greatly respect the work of the bankers and business, community and labor leaders throughout our seven states.”

Prior to joining the Bank, Chantell directed the Office of Civic and Community Engagement for the administration of Kansas City (Mo.) Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James. She led programs and initiatives that exposed, engaged and employed Kansas City’s youth, cultivated key community relationships and was the liaison to the White House for youth-related projects.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Chantell serves on various Kansas City area boards and committees and is active in her church. She is also the founder of R.U.B.I.E.S. Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports girls who aspire to be first-generation college graduates. Chantell has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management information systems from Dillard University and a master’s degree in management with an emphasis in fundraising from Avila University.