Jordana Barton is Senior Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she supports the Federal Reserve System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community and economic development and fair and impartial access to credit. Her focus areas include the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), community development finance, digital inclusion, financial education, affordable housing, workforce development, and small business development. Jordana is lead author of “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border” (2015), and author of “Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations” (2016). Publications in progress for 2017 include “Preparing Workers for the Digital Economy,” “Telehealth: A Tool for Addressing Health Disparities on the Texas-Mexico Border,” and “Local Guide to Broadband Connectivity.” Jordana serves on the Steering Committee for San Antonio’s newly formed Digital Inclusion Alliance and the collective impact project, Digital Opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley (DO4RGV). She is on the Board of Directors of SA2020 and on the Advisory Board of the Texas Health Improvement Network of the University of Texas System.
Prior to working with the Federal Reserve, Jordana served as vice president for community development banking at Capital One Bank. In this role, Jordana built community partnerships and managed investments to promote economic revitalization and access to financial services in low- and moderate-income communities. In 2012, she was awarded the FDIC’s Pioneer Award in Community Development, and Capital One was awarded Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in San Antonio by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Jordana grew up in the rural South Texas community of Benavides. She holds an MPA from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.