Regional Community Development Manager
New Orleans Branch
525 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-593-3256 | 504-593-5896 (FAX)
Nancy Montoya is the regional community development manager for the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She covers the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. Her work includes neighborhood stabilization and redevelopment, foreclosure prevention and recovery, and microbusiness development and financing. Montoya also leads Atlanta Fed community and economic development (CED) team initiatives to promote strengthening alternative credit markets, including community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and flexible lending products that support personal financial stability and asset growth for low-wealth adults and children.
Montoya joined the Atlanta Fed in September 2001. Previously, she served as the community reinvestment officer for Hibernia Bank, where she developed over $1.4 million of single-family housing throughout Louisiana. She was also instrumental in launching the New Orleans Community Development Fund, a CDFI that provided financing for blighted housing development. Prior to that, Montoya was a founding member of the Individual Development Account Collaborative of Louisiana, a partnership of over 50 organizations providing Individual Development Accounts throughout the state. She also served as past president of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, and secured over $5 million in grants for affordable housing initiatives through various agencies. She currently serves as a board member for the Foundation for Mid-South and an advisory board member for Community Development Capital (a New Orleans–based CDFI).
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Montoya now considers herself a New Orleans native. She holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of New Orleans. She also earned a certificate in urban development from the University of Pennsylvania. In April 2009, she completed the Effective Leadership Program as an inaugural fellow at the Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke University and the College of Business at Southern University.