Elizabeth Sobel Blum is a senior community development advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she promotes community and economic development and fair and impartial access to credit. Her areas of focus include workforce development, health, early childhood education, community development finance and small business development. For example, Sobel Blum’s research, publications and collaborations help the Bank in its efforts to connect workforce development and health entities with the community and economic development sectors. Her publications include “Regional Talent Pipelines: Collaborating with Industry to Build Opportunities in Texas,” “Engaging Workforce Development: A Framework for Meeting Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Obligations”and “Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations.” Sobel Blum serves on the boards of national nonprofit ChangeLab Solutions and the Texas nonprofit First3Years. She earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas, an MA from American University and a BA from Northwestern University.
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