Bonnie Blankenship is a Regional Community Development Advisor in the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Working from the bank's Cincinnati office, Ms. Blankenship is responsible for outreach activities and conducts research and policy analysis on current and emerging issues in the community development field. In addition, she provides information and technical assistance on community development issues to financial institutions, community-based organizations, and government entities on community development topics relevant to the Fourth District. Previously, Ms. Blankenship was Executive Director at Cincinnati Housing Partners, Inc., a local non-profit that provided housing opportunities for first-time homeowners of low and moderate income means. The board secretary for The CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati, Ms. Blankenship also serves on the Johnson County Community of HOPE advisory committee, is a committee member for the Montgomery County Vacant Property Solutions, and serves on the Financial Stability committee with the United Way in Cincinnati. Ms. Blankenship received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati and an MA in humanities from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.