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Carrie Cook, Community Affairs Officer

Carrie Cook

Vice President and Community Affairs Officer

Carrie Cook is the Community Affairs Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and also serves as Vice President of Community Development. In these roles, she establishes strategic areas of emphasis for community development programming, and provides insights on economic conditions and issues affecting low- and moderate-income communities, with a particular focus on the Fifth District's small towns and rural communities. She also provides strategic leadership for the Bank's various advisory councils and serves as the point of contact on matters related to the Community Reinvestment Act.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Cook served as the founding executive director of GreenLight Fund Charlotte, launching a national venture philanthropy model that promotes economic mobility for local low-income communities. She also previously served in vice president roles for economic growth, talent development and government affairs at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, in addition to serving as a regional liaison to the late U.S. Sen. Kay R. Hagan.

Cook earned her bachelor's degree in communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her master of public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.