The Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake is a former U.S. Representative (D-NY; 1986 - 1997) and is currently the senior pastor of Greater Allen A.M.E.
Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens, NY. While serving in Congress, the
Rev. Dr. Flake was a member of the House Banking and Finance and Small Business
Committees. He authored the Bank Enterprise Act provisions of the Community
Development Financial Institutions Act of 1993, which provided incentives for
financial institutions to make market-oriented investments in destabilized urban and
rural economies. From February 2002 to February 2006, Dr. Flake served on the
FDIC Advisory Committee on Banking Policy.
Dr. Flake serves as a member of the following boards: The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education; The Fannie Mae Foundation; The Princeton Review; The New York City Investment Fund Civic Capital Corporation; The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; and the Bank of America National Advisory Board. Dr. Flake is also a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Social and Economic Policy, an Adjunct Fellow on the Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, and a member of The NYC 2012 Olympic Committee. He is also a former columnist for the New York Post.
Dr. Flake earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, and holds a B.A. from Wilberforce University with additional studies at Payne Theological Seminary and Northeastern University School of Business.