Adrian Franco

Officer & Director of Community Development Finance (CoDeFi)
Outreach & Education
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045

Phone (212) 720-7499


Fields of interest
Financial inclusion, socially responsible investing, economic development, education.

Adrian Franco leads the Community Development Finance initiative (CoDeFi), which aims to increase the impact of community development finance projects in the New York Fed’s district and ensure that qualified Community Reinvestment Act activities are meeting the current needs of low- and moderate-income communities. He oversees the Bank’s Community Advisory Group and has led projects in fintech, diversity & inclusion, and organizational culture in financial institutions. Prior to his current role, Franco, as director of education, supervised a portfolio of education and financial inclusion programs.

Before joining the New York Fed, Franco held roles at the Mexican ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Education and was a founding member and executive director of Qualitas of Life Foundation. Franco holds a masters of international affairs and a Ph.D. in comparative and international education with specialization in economics from Columbia University.

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