Nancy Montoya is the principal of TTA, a consulting group specializing in developing vibrant and sustainable communities through finance, coalition building, promoting financial ability for Americans, micro-and small business development and engaging other human and capital resources that maximize opportunity. She has been engaged by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to analyze best practices in the SSBCI emerging lending program in states across the country and co-lead two panels at the 2014 Annual Conference. She also worked with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, meeting with Commonwealth leadership, financial institutions and intermediaries to increase use of the State Small-Business Credit Initiative, with outcomes that will advance job creation and economic growth. She also supported a D.C. based nonprofit in Mississippi, advising on workforce development, policy, affordable housing and asset-building strategies for two counties in the state. She participated in several Urban Land Institute advisory panels that explored sustainability strategies for northern Colorado in wake of the 2013 floods, a panel exploring development opportunities for a decommissioned hospital site in Norman, OK and most recently a panel that made recommendations for more equitable development in Dallas.
Her prior work was as a Senior Regional Community Development Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana she covered the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Her portfolio of work included post-Katrina disaster recovery, sustainable real estate finance, neighborhood stabilization and redevelopment, foreclosure prevention and recovery, access to capital for small businesses and strengthening alternative credit markets including Community Development Financial Institutions and flexible lending products. In addition to providing expertise to community groups and financial institutions on all aspects of affordable housing, she also worked to promote personal financial stability and asset growth for low-wealth adults and children, community development finance training, supporting the development and implementation of financial products that promote savings and equity and fostering bank partnerships in her markets.
Nancy began her community development career as a volunteer board member for a LISC-based community development corporation in her neighborhood. Her commitment to community development grew out of this work and in 1995 she became a community outreach director for Hibernia National Bank. In her position at Hibernia she was responsible for identifying financial service and credit needs for low-to-moderate income people in Louisiana and matching the bank’s resources with those needs. She worked closely with non-profit and faith-based organizations, universities and government agencies to develop and execute affordable housing, small business, asset-building and educational strategies.
In her tenure at Hibernia she developed over $1.4 million of single-family housing throughout Louisiana, was instrumental in launching the New Orleans Community Development Fund, a CDFI designed to provide financing for blighted housing development; was a founding member of the Individual Development Account Collaborative of Louisiana, a partnership of over 50 organizations providing Individual Development Accounts throughout the state; served as past President of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, and secured over $5 million in grants for affordable housing initiatives through various agencies. She currently serves as a Board Member for The Data Center and is a past Board Member of the Foundation for Mid-South. She is a 2006 recipient of the William Taylor Award for Excellence in Bank Supervision presented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In April, 2009 she completed the Effective Leadership Program as an Inaugural Fellow at the Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke University and the College of Business at Southern University. She was named one of City Business’ “Power Generation” for 2002, completed the Metropolitan Leadership Forum in New Orleans for the year 2001, was named one of the Top Ten Hispanics in New Orleans by La Prensa Magazine in 1995, and received the “On Top” Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1996.
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico she now considers herself a New Orleans native. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans and earned a Certificate in
Urban Development from the University of Pennsylvania.