Barbara A. Belfoure

Special Advisor – Fair Lending & CRA

As a Commissioned Compliance Examiner with over 32 years of experience in bank supervision with the FDIC, Barbara’s examiner experience includes 27 years in consumer compliance, with 13 years of experience as a Fair Lending Examination Specialist (FLEX) for the Atlanta Region of the FDIC.

At the FDIC, Barbara conducted examinations of financial institutions to determine level of compliance with consumer compliance deposit and lending regulations. She was responsible for examining a variety of financial institutions, ranging from smaller community banks to large complex institutions for compliance with financial and consumer compliance regulations.

Barbara also assessed the adequacy of consumer compliance management systems, including testing and monitoring of those programs, and reviewed several examination reports for consumer compliance and fair lending. Barbara’s experience also included the review of several CRA Protests associated with large banks’ merger applications, providing training to junior examiners, and service as acting Supervisory Examiner for the Atlanta Field Office on different occasions. Barbara presented findings and recommendations to senior management and board of directors during formal exit meetings.

Over the course of her tenure with the FDIC, Barbara held the following positions:

  • Fair Lending Examination Specialist
  • Compliance Field Examiner
  • Review Examiner – Compliance
  • Assistant Examiner – Compliance Examiner

In the private sector, Barbara served as Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President for First State Bank in Holly Springs, MS.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration/Computer Science from Rust College in Holly Springs, MS.