Community Development Finance Manager, Community Development
Sarah Simms joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Development department in 2021. In her role as Community Development Finance Manager, she is responsible for identifying finance and investment needs across the District and for elevating innovative practices within the community development finance sector. By fostering strategic partnerships with a range of non-profit, public, and private sector partners, Sarah seeks to further the conversation around emerging issues and best practices in the community development finance sector.
Prior to joining the Fed, Sarah spent 10 years structuring and managing the lifecycle of impact-focused investments at Low Income Investment Fund, a national Community Development Financial Institution. She also spent several years working on issues related to national community development policy with the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Sarah earned an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Wellesley College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University.