Katy Jacob

VP Research & Impact at SpringFour

Katy Jacob is the newest member of the SpringFour team, where she leads research and impact. Over more than 20 years, Katy has served in a variety of roles in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in order to advance research, product development and thought leadership to support financial inclusion and community reinvestment. Katy’s past roles include Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Corporate Social Responsibility, U.S. Bank; Senior Payments Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; and Research Director, Financial Health Network (then CFSI). In addition to other duties, Katy has authored more than 40 papers on payments, financial institution strategy, community development, community reinvestment, and financial system equity and accessibility. Katy holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and English from Macalester College.


  • VP Research & Impact

    Current role

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