Membership Appointment Announced for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Advisory Council

January 24, 2020

San Francisco, CA – Cecil Plummer, President of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council in Oakland, a non-profit that supports the growth and development of minority communities through the use of minority-owned businesses, has been appointed to the Bank’s Community Advisory Council (CAC).

Cecil Plummer

Cecil Plummer

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Mr. Plummer worked previously at Robert Half as Director of CSS Strategic Solutions. He has more than 15 years of executive leadership experience and has a solid background in strategic sourcing, change management and process improvement. Mr. Plummer has a bachelor’s degree in business from Madison University.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Plummer, Terry Benelli, executive director of Local Initiative Support Corporation in Phoenix, and Fred Blackwell, President, The San Francisco Foundation, have been reappointed as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.

The remaining CAC members include:

Daisy Crompton, manager, San Diego Housing Commission, City-County Reinvestment Task Force, San Diego, CA

La Shelle Dozier, executive director, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Sacramento, CA

Carol Gore, president and chief executive officer, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Anchorage, AK

Cyndy Gustafson, chief executive officer of Strategic Process LLC, and executive director of the Applied Research and Policy Institute, Reno, NV

Michelle Kauhane, senior vice president, Hawaii Community Foundation, Honolulu, HI

Irma Morin, chief executive officer, Community Council of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

José A. Quiñonez, chief executive officer, Mission Asset Fund, San Francisco, CA

Carmen Rojas, president and chief executive officer, The Marguerite Casey Foundation, Seattle, WA

Carl Talton, ex officio chair, United Fund Advisors, Portland, OR

Tony To, director emeritus of HomeSight and project director of Othello Square, Seattle, WA

The Community Advisory Council serves as an important source of information on current and pending developments in the Twelfth District with an emphasis on underserved and lower-income communities. The members provide observations, opinions and advice to the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on the present state of the economy and on developments in the respective members’ communities and areas of interest. CAC members reside within the nine-state District of this Reserve Bank and provide the Bank’s senior management with information on current and pending developments in the regional and national economies.


Tom Flannigan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-2553


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