1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Kyan Bishop is the outreach director for the community and economic development (CED) program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is responsible for building partnerships and providing leadership for the program's outreach efforts that support successful community development initiatives and environmental conditions throughout the Sixth District. As part of her efforts, Bishop works with colleagues throughout the district and with staff throughout the Federal Reserve System.
Prior to her role at the Atlanta Fed, she was a senior analyst in the community development office of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Fed's Board of Governors. In this capacity, Bishop focused on a number of economic development issues, including gathering knowledge and insights on small business and entrepreneurship issues, and strengthening economic development policies and practice for Native communities around the country. She previously served as the Federal Reserve's Consumer Advisory Council secretary, a 30-member group representing the interests of consumers, communities, and the financial services industry, which provided advice to the Fed on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other matters in consumer financial services.
Before joining the Federal Reserve, Bishop worked as a business program manager at the Latino Economic Development Corporation, a certified community development financial institution (CDFI) based in Washington, D.C. She also formerly was a research associate at the National League of Cities in its Center for Research and Policy. She graduated from Denison University with a BA in Spanish and economics, and also has substantial experience in the international development field. Such work stemmed from her studies in Santiago, Chile, and later as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay (1997–99), where she provided assistance to artisans and entrepreneurs at the Cooperative Ovecha Rague located in the small town of San Miguel.