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Last Updated: April 25, 2022

FDIC, FRBs of Dallas and Kansas City, and the OCC Host Bankers Webinar: Diversifying Your Small Business Lending in Colorado and New Mexico

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Banks (FRBs) of Kansas City and Dallas, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are hosting a webinar to help banks develop new strategies to serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn about the state of BIPOC-owned businesses, along with insights on their performance, access to financing, and experiences in the credit market. Presenters will share findings from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey and spotlight products and partnerships that expand access to diverse types of capital and deepen the impact of technical assistance and resources.


  • Ariel Cisneros, Senior Advisor, FRB of Kansas City, Denver Branch
  • Marycruz De Leon, Senior Outreach Advisor, FRB of Dallas
  • Dell Gines, PhD, Lead Community Development Advisor, FRB of Kansas City, Omaha Branch
  • Katherine Holmes, District Community Affairs Officer, OCC
  • Joyce Klein, Director, Business Ownership Initiative, Aspen Institute
  • Agnes Noonan, President, Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (WESST)
  • Alan Ramirez, Director of Lending, Colorado Enterprise Fund
  • Brandon Willis, Vice President, Business Access Advisor, US Bank
  • Gina Vincent, Acting Regional Manager, FDIC


Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM MT


Webinar, Webex, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Financial institutions interested in expanding knowledge of serving small businesses owned by people of color in Colorado and New Mexico.

Registration Information:

To register online, click Register and fill out the needed information. You will receive a confirmation email once completed.


Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Gina Vincent at

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