RPRC Consulting, President & CEO
Ray Christman resides in Naples, Florida. He was elected to the Naples City Council in April 2019. He is also the President and CEO of RPRC Consulting, providing consulting and advisory services to community banks, non-profits, foundations, and state and local governments.
Ray’s career has included work in urban and economic development in his home town of Pittsburgh. He served as head of the City’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, as Secretary of Commerce for Pennsylvania, and as President of the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
Ray subsequently worked in the banking industry serving first as chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and then as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. He later helped establish and lead Hamilton State Bank in Georgia, which grew to become one of the ten largest banks in the state before its sale in 2018.
Ray has a long history of involvement in the conservation field, including serving as Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Land. He helped found Appalachian Community Capital (ACC), which provides capital to CDFIs located in the Appalachian Region, and continues to serve on ACC’s board. He has served on the board of Southern Bancorp Community Partners since 2017.
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