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Community Investment Council

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 both rural and urban communities who understand the challenges to and opportunities for local economic growth, especially with respect to community investment mechanisms and policies.


Deborah McKetty Chair (2019)
President and CEO
CommunityWorks (Carolina)
Greenville, South Carolina

Oswaldo Acosta (2018)
Director of Small Business Programs
Latino Economic Development Center 
Washington, D.C.

Mike Atkinson (2020)
Senior Vice President, Manager of Community Development 
First Citizens Bank and Trust Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

David Dodson (2020)                                                     
Durham, North Carolina

Vince Ford (2018)
Chief Community Health Services Officer
Palmetto Health
Columbia, South Carolina

Earl Gohl (2018)
Federal Co-Chair
Appalachian Regional Commission 
Washington, D.C.

Rochelle Goodwin (2021)
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Strategy
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Thomasina "Tomi" Hiers (2020)
Baltimore Civic Site, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland

Jody Keenan (2019)
State Director
Virginia Small Business Development Center 
Fairfax, Virginia

John Maneval (2019)
Deputy Director, Multifamily Housing and Business Lending
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Lanham, Maryland

Thomas Watson (2021)
Executive Director
Rural Support Partners
Asheville, North Carolina

Contact Us

Cynthia McCall
(804) 697-8434