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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces Reappointment of Four Advisory Council Members

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2010 – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it has reappointed four members to its Affordable Housing Advisory Council. The reappointed Council members will begin new three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2011.


Lessie Powell Evans is the principal of Evans Consulting and Development LLC, a minority and woman-owned firm specializing in real estate development services to create and sustain strong neighborhoods and communities. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of community development and affordable housing and has more than 25 years of affordable housing finance and development experience. Prior to establishing Evans Consulting and Development LLC, Evans served as managing director of Washington, D.C. initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation. Previously, she was director of the Washington, D.C. office of Enterprise Community Partners. Earlier in her career, Evans served as senior vice president for William C. Smith and Company and also as senior vice president for Community Preservation and Development Corporation where she specialized in developing and financing affordable housing. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the American University.

Dr. Thomas G. Faulkner, III has served as president of the Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corp. since 1993. During his career, he has served in several housing and community development positions, including roles as director of renewal and development with the city of Greenville, S.C., housing program planner in Richmond, Va., and management intern with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Faulkner has focused his professional career on new construction and rehabilitation of housing, while his graduate studies focused on the creation of successful partnerships between churches and economically-deprived neighborhoods. Faulkner, a co-founder of Greenville County Habitat for Humanity, earned a master’s degree in urban studies from the University of Chicago and a doctor of ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary.

Jane Henderson serves as president and chief executive officer of Virginia Community Capital, a $70 million community development financial institution supporting affordable housing and community economic development. A veteran of the banking industry for more than 24 years, she formerly served as the community development executive for Wachovia Corporation, where she managed all aspects of the community development operations, lending and compliance portfolio for ten years. Henderson also has served as a board member of the Community Development Trust and a member of the Consumer Bankers Association Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) committee. She is the director of Community Housing Partners Corporation and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Community Advisory Council. Henderson earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in finance from St. Joseph’s University.

Priscilla L. Howard serves as president of Community Solutions Group in Tallahassee, Fla., which specializes in assisting clients in all areas of affordable housing, including finance, related local, state, and federal policy issues, and capacity building. She is one of the financial advisors for the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority and community representative for the City of Tallahassee Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Howard has 24 years of experience in housing and community development. Previously, she was chief development officer of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Florida State University.

About FHLBank Atlanta
FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank’s members—its shareholders and customers—are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, and insurance companies headquartered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System which since 1990 has contributed more than $4 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

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