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Teresa Perez

Kansas City Regional Community Affairs Manager
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: April 25, 2017

Teresa Perez is the Regional Manager of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Kansas City Region Community Affairs Branch. Her area includes the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Ms. Perez serves as a liaison for financial institutions, examiners, community organizations, and other stakeholders in the areas of the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws. Ms. Perez began her work with the FDIC’s Community Affairs Branch in Dallas, Texas as the Community Affairs Assistant in 1991 and was promoted to the position of Fair Lending Specialist from 1993 - 1999. Ms. Perez subsequently served as a Community Affairs Specialist for the Dallas Region until 2009 when she relocated to the Midwest. In 2007, Ms. Perez was awarded a fellowship under the Brookings Institution Executive Education Program and worked with the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill. Since 2009, Ms. Perez provides oversight for the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) and other initiatives of the Community Affairs Branch in the seven-state Kansas City Region. Ms. Perez previously worked for the FDIC’s former Division of Liquidations Asset Marketing Section in Dallas, where selling the assets of failed institutions was the primary function. Before working for the FDIC, she spent 10 years in banking in central Texas. Ms. Perez holds a BA degree from the University of Texas in Austin and an MBA degree from Texas State University.