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Community Investment Council

Front Row, Left to Right: Earl Gohl, Deborah McKetty, Rochelle Goodwin, Thomasina Hiers and John Maneval. Back Row, Left to Right: Vince Ford, Jody Keenan, Thomas Watson and Oswaldo Acosta. Not pictured: Michael Atkinson and David Dodson.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond established the Community Investment Council in 2011.  The primary purpose of CIC is to inform the Bank about emerging issues and trends in communities across the Fifth District, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and communities.  Members of CIC represent unique perspectives on community investment and local economic growth from across the District.  They are leaders from communities who understand the challenges and opportunities for local economic growth, especially with respect to community investment tools and policies.


Deborah McKetty

Deborah McKetty Chair
President and CEO
CommunityWorks (Carolina)
Greenville, South Carolina

Oswaldo Acosta

Oswaldo Acosta
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Director of Small Business Programs
Latino Economic Development Center 
Washington, D.C.

Vince Ford

Vince Ford
Chief Community Health Services Officer
Palmetto Health
Columbia, South Carolina

Earl Gohl

Earl Gohl
Former Federal Co-Chair
Appalachian Regional Commission 
Washington, D.C.

Rochelle Goodwin

Rochelle Goodwin
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Strategy
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Thomasina "Tomi" Hiers

Thomasina Hiers
Baltimore Civic Site, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland

Jody Keenan

Jody Keenan
State Director
Virginia Small Business Development Center 
Fairfax, Virginia

John Maneval

John Maneval
Deputy Director, Multifamily Housing and Business Lending
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Lanham, Maryland

Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson
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Executive Director
Rural Support Partners
Asheville, North Carolina

Community Investment Council member Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson
Senior Vice President, Manager of Community Development 
First Citizens Bank and Trust Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

Community Investment Council member David Dodson

David Dodson                                                    
Durham, North Carolina

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