Urban Analyst,  New York State Department of Financial Services

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Yulitza Franklin is the Urban Analyst for the Community Development Unit of the Financial Frauds and Consumer Protection Division of the New York State Department of Financial Services.  Her duties include coordinating the community affairs response to applications from banking institutions for expansion; preparation of CRA evaluations of branch closings and community impact statements and any special research projects assessing the direct and indirect impact of financial trends to consumers.  In addition, Ms. Franklin provides lead support in the management and administration of the state’s Banking Development District Program (“BDD”).  In this capacity, she provides technical assistance to banking institutions and community leaders interested banking unbanked/underbanked communities across the state, among other critical duties.

 Ms. Franklin has also coordinated the department’s community outreach efforts.  In that capacity, she oversaw the Department’s Speakers Bureau, which is comprised of experts in finance and banking, and sought opportunities for the Department to collaborate with community organizations and other agencies to promote financial education and consumer awareness.

 Ms. Franklin has proudly served the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Nonprofits since 2012.

 Prior to joining the Banking Department, Ms. Franklin worked at the former Governor’s Office for Small Cities administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Projects throughout the State.    She holds a BA in Political Science from University at Albany and an MBA in General Management from Metropolitan College of New York.