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The Future of Banking in Rural North Carolina

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Advocacy & Research

Anna Alvarez Boyd

Senior Associate Director of Community Development, Policy, & Research
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Anna Alvarez Boyd is the Senior Associate Director of the Community Development, Policy & Research Branch of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She directs the community development, policy and research function of the Division, which includes responsibility for the Consumer Advisory Council.

Ms. Alvarez Boyd has over 20 years diverse experience in government, the corporate and non-profit sectors where she has managed housing and mortgage finance, community development and leadership programs at both a national and regional level. Before joining the Board, she served as Vice President of Programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), where she was responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the organization’s leadership development and housing policy programs. Prior to CHCI, Ms. Alvarez Boyd held the position of Director of Community and Multicultural Lending at Fannie Mae, where she developed business opportunities in minority communities through national non-profit housing and community development organizations, realtor associations and state and local government entities.

Ms. Alvarez Boyd also has extensive regulatory experience. She served as Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency until 2004. In that role she directed a nationwide team of community development professionals responsible for policy development, outreach and consultation services with national banks and examiners. During her tenure with the OCC, Ms. Alvarez Boyd founded HOLA, Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement, an employee networking group that helped to increase the recruitment and retention of Hispanics.