CRA Partners Creates New Role to Serve Community Banks
To better serve banks that support our Foundation, we have added a new member to our team. Steffani Jenkins will serve as CRA Liaison and Business Development Officer. Ms. Jenkins joins us with a wealth of experience gained in previous roles related to the CRA and Community Development at Cross River, Deposit Guaranty National, Iberia/First Horizon, Trustmark, and Regions Banks.
Ms. Jenkins brings a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations regarding the Community Reinvestment Act, and will aid banks in understanding how those rules apply to them, and how to best serve their customers and communities, while fulfilling their federally mandated CRA obligations.
“With CRA modernization on the horizon, we felt the time was right to create a support system to help bankers navigate the ever-changing waters of CRA compliance,” said David Lenoir, President & CEO of CRA Partners.
Steffani will also be instrumental in bringing together senior facilities that care for low-to-moderate income residents with banks in their communities that can provide sponsorship of programs that fight elder abuse and financial exploitation in those vulnerable senior populations.
Ms. Jenkins is a proud graduate if Mississippi State University and will be based in Vicksburg, Mississippi, working remotely out of our Memphis headquarters.
About the Senior Crimestoppers program
CRA Partners and Senior Crimestoppers are operated by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
The SHCPF mission is to provide protection and an enhanced quality of life for vulnerable senior housing residents through meaningful turnkey CRA compliance for community focused banks.
Funded exclusively by the banking industry and endorsed by the ICBA and over 30 state bankers associations, the Foundation has developed a low-risk, profitable solution — CRA Partners — for banks of all asset sizes and charter types – to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements in the form of qualified loans, investments or grants through the operation of the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.
For more information about Senior Crimestoppers, visit SeniorCrimestoppers.org or call 800-529-9096.