Community Affairs Specialist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
April Atkins is a Community Affairs Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) covering the North and Central Florida markets for the Atlanta FDIC Region (West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida). In her role, she is responsible for educating insured financial institution representatives, municipal entities and community-based organizations on community reinvestment opportunities as well as facilitating partnerships between financial institutions and community-based organizations to promote community and economic development in communities of low wealth. During her time at the FDIC, April has had the pleasure of working on temporary assignments in workforce development and fair lending. Prior to her tenure with the FDIC, April was a part-time lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology in the building construction program, where she developed and taught courses in residential development policy and finance. A native of the Florida panhandle, April received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in History and her master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.