Paul Woodruff serves as the Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU). In this capacity, he is responsible for managing strategic initiatives which fund, support, and advance interventions designed to decrease racial and economic inequity throughout the St. Louis region. Paul began his career in 2009 as a teller at SLCCU and has subsequently worked in a variety of roles advancing community development finance objectives for the institution. In 2013, he moved into his current role as the Vice President of Community Development and as the Executive Director of SLCCU’s sister nonprofit, Prosperity Connection. Prior to joining SLCCU, Paul received his Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University, where his research focused on credit union alternatives to payday loans.
As an active member of the community development sector, Paul shares his expertise through a variety of advisory and board positions. Since 2014 he has served on the board of Inclusiv, the leading national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) advocacy association for credit unions, where he is currently the Vice-Chair. Additionally, he is a member of advisory councils for US Bank and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Outside of work, Paul loves to read, cook, entertain, and enjoy the cultural offerings of his beloved hometown, St. Louis, Missouri.