Community Services and Revitalization
The Bank On Louisville Executive Committee is charged with identifying shared values and common goals, pursuing partnerships that strengthen the initiative, influencing public opinion and perception, inspiring action, establishing accountability mechanisms, guiding decision-making, focusing on sustainability, and reviewing data and committee reports.
Tina M. Lentz provides leadership in the Department of Community Services and Revitalization's Economic Stability initiatives and chairs the Family Economic Success Network - a collaboration of public, private and non-profit agencies working to transform social service delivery in order to increase opportunities for financial advancement for families at risk. Tina brings 16 years of experience in the government sector, including serving as an advocate for victims of domestic violence. Executive Administrator, Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization , 502.574.6827
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Debbie Belt has been a proud employee of Louisville Metro Government for nearly 20 years, currently serving as Public Information Specialist with the Department of Community Services and Revitalization. She is a member of the department’s Financial Empowerment/economic Development team and uses her communication and marketing skills to elevate the importance of financial stability and financial empowerment in the community at large. She also serves as Chair of the Marketing Committee for Bank On Louisville, and as a committee member for Foreclosure Prevention and the Mayor’s initiative to reduce vacant and abandoned properties. Public Information Specialist, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization, 502.574.6587.
Whitney Bishop is the Executive Director for the Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalition – an organization that provides free tax preparation and financial empowerment programs for individuals and families throughout the Kentuckiana region. SIABC’s focus is on helping individuals identify the beliefs and attitudes they have about money as a foundation for making better choices and changing behavior to align with their dreams for financial success. Whitney’s experience in learning and development, public speaking, meeting facilitation, strategic planning, consulting and program development have been a tremendous support for her in this role as leader for SIABC. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Training and Development from the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development and has worked in healthcare, higher education and Fortune 500 organizations as well as the social sector. Whitney leads financial empowerment workshops, professional development training sessions and enjoys the opportunity to present at conferences whenever possible. A lifelong learner with a passion for enabling financial sustainability and empowering others Whitney also serves on the Advisory Board for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana and provides pro-bono facilitation and consulting services for many regional non-profit organizations. Executive Director, Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalition, 812.206.7514.
Janet Fulton created Fulton180, a coaching practice consulting and training business to empower individuals, community leaders, and organizations to center their lives and work with renewed passion and purpose. This strength-based coach approach transforms and produces results. As life and work are both teachers, Janet brings diverse experiences to her coaching approach. From program management for a national non-profit organization, to published author and professional trainer, to her work with vernacular literacy programs in the South Pacific, and finally to her work coaching women in financial literacy, Janet utilizes her personal experiences and builds on her own unique strengths when working with individuals, businesses and corporations. Janet recently served as Director of Programs at Women 4 Women (W4W), and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Ohio Valley Professional Coaches Alliance (OVPCA) and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Louisville Coaches Connect (LCC). She is a Leadership Coach and carries certification in the CernySmith Cross-Cultural Index.
Owner, Fulton180, 502.523.1610
Adam Hall is an Assistant Vice President in the Community Affairs, Fair Lending and Responsible Banking Division of Fifth Third Bank Kentucky. After 17 years of mortgage lending, Adam joined the Community Affairs team in 2011 where he works with community organizations and nonprofits to financially empower small business, families and individuals to build a better tomorrow. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, the Louisville Youth Group, the Family Scholar House, and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Kentucky, and serves on the Family Selection Committee for the Fuller Center for Homeownership among many other volunteer efforts. Assistant Vice President and Community Development Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank , 502.562.5584 Marlo Long works in BB&T’s CRA & Community Development Department, where she manages the bank's Community Reinvestment Act activities for the states of West Virginia and Kentucky. Marlo is an Economic Development & Housing Development Finance Professional certified by the National Development Council and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. She is a former Community Development Representative with the West Virginia Development Office and Program Coordinator for a non-profit job training service provider. Marlo is currently serving as an Advisory Board member of the Neighborhood Investment Program, Vice-Chair of the WV Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and participates with several other boards and committees throughout WV and KY. She is a former member of the Community Investment Council for the Federal Reserve of Richmond. Vice President and Community Development Specialist, BB&T, 304.353.1682.
Sarah Huelsman is an assistant vice president and banking center manager at Old National Bank. Old National Bank is operated by Old National Bancorp, the largest financial services bank holding company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana and one of the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. Also in 2012 and 2013, Old National was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. With 10+ years of banking experience, Sarah helps both businesses and individuals reach their financial goals. Sarah has served in a variety of leadership roles within the community such as the Femfessionals Community Outreach Chair in 2012. In her free time, Sarah is an active volunteer in the community and has been involved with organizations such as Dress for Success and Home of the Innocents. Assistant Vice President and Banking Center Manager, Old National Bank, 502.329.2087
Julia Inman owns Creative Solutions, a consulting firm that offers vision-centered consulting for measurable results. Julia helps businesses and individuals develop and bring their visions of success to life. Creative Solutions services include project management, visioning/discovery, evaluation (success metrics), stakeholder and team development and training, and grant writing. Julia brings twenty-five years of leadership experience in the public, for-profit and non-profit sectors. Owner, Creative Solutions, 502.500.0522.
Lisa Locke is a Community Development Specialist working in the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She is responsible for promoting community and economic development and fair and equal access to credit. This is achieved by providing technical assistance and training on successful initiatives and programs, convening key stakeholders to identify community development needs, and facilitating partnerships among financial institutions, community-based organizations, and others. Lisa has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank since 1994 serving in various positions in the Payments Department, Sales and Marketing and Human Resources.
Community Development Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Louisville Branch, 502.568.9292.
John Nevitt is Senior Manager of Financial Stability for Metro United Way, where he has worked for the last 12 years. John’s primary focus in on insuring Metro United Way has measures in place for meeting the basic needs of individuals and families in the short-term, and fostering economic stability in the longer-term. John works closely with regional asset building coalitions and other efforts designed to bolster financial self-sufficiency. Senior Manager of Financial Stability, Metro United Way, 502.292.6128.
Christie McCravy is the director of the Louisville Urban League’s Center for Housing and Financial Empowerment and a consultant in Louisville, KY. McCravy is certified through the NeighborWorks Homeownership and Community Lending Program of Study, National Council of LaRaza Housing Counseling Program Management, National Association of Home Builders HCCP program and is working towards certification through the National Development Council’s Housing Development Finance Professional program. She is the immediate President of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, former chair of the African American Heritage Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and a former member of the J.P. Morgan Chase National Community Advisory Board. Director of Center for Housing and Financial Empowerment, Louisville Urban League, (502) 566-3360.
BANK ON LOUISVILLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ADVISORS
David J Dutschke is currently the Director of Community Engagement in a new division called Catholic Identity and External Relations and the Director of the Housing Development at Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. He also serves as the co-president of CLOUT, Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, a faith based direct action community organization. His work experience includes working in West Louisville Parishes, jail ministry, property management, and child protective services. He serves on the Catholic Charities USA, Parish Social Ministry Leadership Team.
Director of Community Engagement - Catholic Identity & External Relations, Catholic Charities of Louisville, 502.637.9786
John Fischer is a former entrepreneur and corporate employee in Retail Store Management, Product Design, and Printing. He started his first business while a student at Louisville Male High School. The former Assistant Director of the Louisville Economic Development Department – a post to which he was named by Mayor Abramson – John created a retail-focused economic development program, COOL (Corridors Of Opportunity in Louisville), which assisted more than 400 projects in 8 years and became recognized as a national model in publications and/or by award from ICSC, IEDC, Brookings, Business Week Online, Governing Magazine, and more. During his tenure working for the city, John was also instrumental in planning and implementing the Bank On Louisville initiative with Tina Lentz, Scott Love, and a broad network of partners and volunteers. Today John has rejoined the private sector, brokering and developing commercial real estate. John is also the Principal of 22SCOUT LLC, a consultancy in the area of economic development, retail development, and government relations. Scott G. Love is responsible for the operations of the Business Clinic and provides business counseling services to start up or early stage businesses. Within his community Scott has served on several boards and committees, including Treasurer of the Cabbage Patch Settlement House and The Plymouth Community Renewal Center. Scott brings 18 years experience in the banking industry, most recently as a Vice President for BB&T where he was named the region’s Sterling Performer of the year in 2008.
Sales and Leasing Specialist, Hoagland Commercial Realtors, 502.608.3133
Economic Development Coordinator, Louisville Metro Economic Development , 502.574.1143
Amy Shir , national asset building consultant and financial educator, has been working in the asset-building field for eleven years. Her accomplishments include: launching the refugee IDA program for Jewish Family and Career Services in 2000; becoming the Director of Economic Development at the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED), serving as the leading provider nationwide of training and technical assistance for refugee economic development programs in 2005; and oversight of ISED’s IDA, Microenterprise, Small Business, tax credit, and financial education consulting work.
Amy has a rich, 23-year background in banking, finance, marketing, consulting, and program management in the private, public and non-profit sectors and currently serves as a Regional Consultant for the Asset Initiative funded by OCS. She is also the Director of “Raise KY,” the statewide asset building coalition in Kentucky and serves on the executive committee of the KY Coalition for Responsible Lending (KCRL).
Consultant, Assets for Independence , 502.235.8710
Artie Robertson has served as the Senior Vice President and COO at Louisville Urban League for nearly 28 years. He is well known in the non-profit community for his experience and expertise in program development, organization and financial management, information technology, business development, and community development. He provides advice and assistance to countless non-profits in the community and is currently on the Boards of Directors for Project Warm, Community Winterhelp Inc., The First Tee of Louisville, and Louisville Asset Building Coalition. He served as co-chair of the Product Committee for Bank On Louisville during its planning and implementation.
Senior Vice President & COO, Louisville Urban League , 502.585.4522
Deborah Benberry Williams is a PNC vice president and market manager of community development for Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In this role, Deborah works with community organizations to develop programs and partnerships improving both the financial education of consumers and their access to credit and housing. Deborah joined PNC Bank (National City) in 2001. She previously served as a director of several programs with Leadership Louisville and as an account executive with The Wenz-Neely Public Relations Company, now known as New West. Within her community, Deborah serves on several boards, including the Lincoln Foundation, River City Housing, REBOUND, Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Preservation Louisville and St. George’s Community Center. She is an advisory commission member of the Louisville Free Public Library, the YMCA Safe Place Services and Louisville Public Media.
Vice President – Community Development Market Manager, PNC Financial Services , 502.581.6342
Nedra Young is the Interim Executive Director for Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC), which provided free income tax preparation services and access to asset building resources to over 9400 families in 2011. Previously, Nedra served as the Program Director for LABC for 4 years. Nedra also has a background in Early Childhood education having worked 10 years for Jefferson County Public Schools.
Interim Executive Director , Louisville Asset Building Coalition , 502.292.6182