Roy C. Lopez
Community Development Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Keynote-Bio-ImageLopez leads the Dallas Fed’s community development function, promoting economic growth and financial stability for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities and individuals. He and his team promote resources and innovative ideas that connect LMI individuals and neighborhoods to opportunities available in the mainstream economy. He is a member of the Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Officer network.

Lopez originally joined the Bank in 2005 in the Community Development department. His responsibilities have included strategic planning, management and implementation of outreach programs across the Eleventh Federal Reserve District.

Lopez previously worked as a community development banker for Capital One Bank. He managed the bank’s external relationships, community development philanthropy and high-impact CRA programs in the Dallas–Fort Worth market.

Lopez serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Center for Nonprofit Management, RAISE Texas, Navicore Solutions and former PeopleFund and Urban League of Greater Dallas board member.  He is a 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a leadership development initiative in conjunction with the presidential centers of George W. Bush and William J. Clinton. He is also a member of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Financial Capability Board and president’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

A 7th generation Texan, Lopez is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station and has a master’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio.