Dell Gines is the Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is committed to helping empower economically distressed communities through innovative economic development strategies. He is a national thought leader in entrepreneurship led economic development and ecosystem building. He has authored three guides and one eBook on the subject. His most recent work is a research report on Black Women Businesses. Dell also is a well-traveled speaker, speaking in over 18 states and 40 cities during his time at the Bank including serving as the keynote at the National Economic Gardening Conference and the International Community Development conference. Dell is one of less than 5,500 Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) and holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance and is a Ph.D. candidate researching entrepreneurship led development and ecosystem building.