Regional Community Development Manager
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Sibyl Slade is the regional community development manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) team and is based in Atlanta. She is responsible for promoting collaboration among local banks, government entities, community groups, and universities, and for fostering sustainable community and economic development within Georgia and Alabama. She leads affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization initiatives for the Atlanta Fed CED team and provides expertise to regional and national efforts related to these areas.
Slade began her career at the Atlanta Fed in 1993. She has received congressional recognition from Georgia's fourth, fifth, and 13th districts for her dedication to resolving unnecessary foreclosures. Other honors include recognition by Get Checking as a leader in financial education and by NeighborWorks America's southeastern district office as a leader of systemic change and innovative solutions. Slade is a 2010–2011 fellow of the Education Policy Fellowship Program and a founding member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Northwest Georgia. She serves on the board of the University of Georgia Housing, Demographic, and Research Center, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and is cochair of the United Way of Atlanta's Leadership Council for Income Supports. She also performs several other leadership roles in community and industry advisory functions.
A native of Atlanta, Slade resides in Douglasville, Georgia, with her husband and three sons. She received a BS in planning and economic development from Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She also holds certification in economic development finance from the National Development Council, as well as being a graduate of Kennesaw State University's certification for financial planning program.