LCDEF's BoardSmart Online Webinar Series offers LCDA director and aspiring director members timely discussions on governance matters, trending board topics, and tools to build their roadmap to the boardroom. The series is a year-round complement to the in-person LCDA Annual Convening and LCDEF BoardReady Institute (BRI). Together, we are committed to providing educational programming and thought leadership for our members.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Serving on the Board of a Federal Home Loan Bank

Moderator: Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)


There is a new legislative push to diversify the boards of Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB), which historically, have been predominately White and male. FHLBs play a vital role in providing liquidity to member institutions to support housing finance and community investments in their regions. This public mission places an important obligation on the banks to help address unmet housing needs of diverse, low- and moderate-income households. This is why ensuring diverse voices and leadership on these boards is essential to advancing their mission.

LCDA is working with the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks and individual regional banks to support their board diversity efforts, as well as connect them with exceptional executives. There is a role for you to play if you are interested in these types of board opportunities. 

LCDEF has put together a distinguished panel of speakers for a webinar on how you can serve on the board of a FHLB. Here is what you can learn from the session:

  • The structure of the FHLB system – the basics
  • Board member types and criteria for an independent member seat and what FHLBs are doing to diversify their boards
  • Tips on how LCDA members can position themselves for FHLB board service 

BoardSmart Online Webinars are open to LCDA members only.  Register HERE and mark your calendars! 

Be on the lookout for more upcoming webinars soon!

For more information, contact Carmen Joge at cjoge@latinocorporatedirectors.org or (202) 257-4972.