Regional Community Development Manager
9100 N.W. 36th Street
Miami, Florida 33178
305-597-6850 | 305-597-6801 (FAX)
Ana Castilla is the regional community development manager at the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her work is concentrated in south Florida and the Keys. As a member of the Atlanta Fed's community and economic development (CED) team, she promotes affordable housing, small business development, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, technical assistance, and economic development concerns such as small business and workforce development. She leads the outreach and educational initiatives that support improved partnerships and programs related to Community Reinvestment Act compliance. Castilla regularly contributes to Atlanta Fed and System research projects on remittances and concentrated poverty.
Castilla joined the Atlanta Fed in 2000 after a 12-year career in banking, which included marketing, compliance, and most recently community development lending responsibilities. Fluent in Spanish, she has undertaken extensive outreach and research initiatives within the Hispanic community on homeownership, financial education, and microfinance. She regularly speaks on community development initiatives and the role of financial institutions in community revitalization at events across the United States as well as to international audiences in support of the Atlanta Fed's Americas Center. She is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Financial Training at Miami Dade College.
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, Castilla has lived in Miami for the past 24 years and has been active in numerous community development and professional groups in south Florida. She serves on the boards of the South Florida Community Development Coalition, Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, and the Miami Coalition for the Homeless. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, with a BA in communication and earned an MBA at Florida International University. She has two sons currently in college.