Marques Benton is a Vice President and Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Benton is responsible for implementing a comprehensive strategy to effectively integrate diversity and inclusion into the Bank’s culture, management practices, talent acquisition and business activities. In this role he is also responsible for complying with the letter and spirit of Section 342 of the Dodd/Frank Act, which mandates the establishment of an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI).
In his former role as an officer in the Public and Community Affairs department, his work with the Mayor’s Earned Income Tax Credit program, the Governor’s Asset Development Commission and with national foreclosure prevention initiatives has helped thousands of low-to-moderate income (LMI) families build, save and preserve assets and achieve greater financial stability. Benton serves on the board of overseers for the Boys and Girls Clubs and the New England Aquarium, and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He remains interested in research, policy and outreach that measurably improves the financial stability of working LMI households.