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Panelist Biography - Sandra Kerr
Senior Community Affairs Specialist, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Sandra Kerr is a Senior Community Affairs Specialist with the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection at the FDIC in Washington, DC. Ms. Kerr’s primary focus at the FDIC is on external communications and housing issues, as well as working with community development financial institutions, and other matters related to community development. Prior to joining the FDIC, Ms. Kerr was Associate Manager, Legislative & External Affairs for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund within the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Ms. Kerr was Executive Vice President, Policy, for Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), a national network of more than 160 CDFIs across the nation. Before joining OFN, Ms. Kerr was Editor, The Journal of Gift Planning, as well as Director, Government Education Services, for the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning). Ms. Kerr is the author/editor of numerous articles and publications and has received several awards for her community work, as well as her writing, editing, and publishing. Ms. Kerr graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Journalism and is a frequent speaker at conferences and institutes regarding community development finance.