New Members Join the Community Development Advisory Council

April 30, 2015


The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has appointed two members to its Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC).

Craig Showalter is president and chief executive officer of the Wyoming Community Foundation in Laramie, Wyo. Showalter has led the foundation since 2011 and leads the nonprofit organization’s work with donors to create permanent funds to meet a range of community development needs across the state.

Susan Plumb is executive vice president and director of the Bank of Cherokee County, which serves rural northeast Oklahoma. The bank is a minority-owned institution and a Community Development Financial Institution with three offices and about $102 million in assets.

They join six other community and business leaders on the CDAC: Marie Longserre, president and CEO, Santa Fe Business Incubator, Santa Fe, N.M.; Shelley Marquez, senior vice president and community development manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Denver; Clyde McQueen, president and CEO, Full Employment Council, Kansas City; John Santner, midwest regional director, NeighborWorks America, Kansas City; Steve Radley, president and CEO, NetWork Kansas, Wichita, Kan.; and Katrina Washington, broker/owner, Stratos Realty Group LLC, Oklahoma City.

The CDAC advises Bank President and CEO Esther L. George on current developments and emerging issues in community and economic development. Council members serve three-year terms and are community and business leaders from the seven states of the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District. The CDAC meets twice a year with George and the community development staff.

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