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Last Updated: October 4, 2021

FDIC and OCC Host Strategies to Expand Capital Access to Minority Small Businesses

This event hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is intended to bring awareness to the specific credit and technical assistance needs of minority small business owners. They will also discuss strategies on how traditional financial institutions can help meet the credit needs of this market directly and through mission driven intermediaries. The event will include relevant updates from the bank regulatory agencies.


  • Donna Gambrell, Chair, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs
  • Luis O. De La Hoz, Chair, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
  • Willie Blalock, Senior Vice President, Market Manager NY/NJ, Industrial Bank
  • Denise Kirk-Murray, District Community Affairs Officer, OCC
  • Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Valerie J. Williams, Regional Manager, Community Affairs, FDIC
  • Darnell Sutton, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC
  • David Ramos, Senior Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC


Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT


Webinar, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Financial institutions, CDFIs, non-profit organizations, other community-based organizations, state and local government, and other stakeholders interested expanding capital access to minority small business owners.

Registration Information:

Event has past, registration is now closed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Darnell Sutton at

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