Dorothy J. Bridges
Director since October 2018
Business experience: Ms. Bridges is the Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), a nonprofit organization providing business consultancy services, access to capital and marketing opportunities to BIPOC-owned businesses. She has served in this capacity since September 2022. Ms. Bridges served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Outreach and Community Development of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, one of the twelve regional banks in the Federal Reserve System, from July 2011 until June 2018. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Ms. Bridges served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of City First Bank, a commercial bank providing financial services in low- and moderate-income communities, from 2008 until July 2011, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin National Bank, a Minneapolis commercial bank, from 1999 to 2008.
Skills and qualifications:
- Community or sustainability leadership: Through her experience as the senior leader in charge of public affairs, outreach and community development, and as the CEO of a commercial bank focusing on low- and moderate-income communities, Ms. Bridges brings to our Board expertise in understanding the financial needs of the individuals living in the communities we serve.
- Financial services industry expertise: Ms. Bridges’s extensive experience in the banking industry, as a senior leader of a reserve bank and as the CEO of two commercial banks, as well as her current role as the Chair of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers’ Council, gives her valuable industry and regulatory oversight expertise.
- Risk management: Through her experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Ms. Bridges brings to our Board risk management expertise that is particularly relevant to our company.