Esther Carter-Day


Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Esther Carter-Day moved to Indianapolis after earning her bachelor’s degree to start a career in banking over 20 years ago. Since then, she has been a Senior Credit Analyst, Credit Coordinator, Senior Construction Loan Officer, and Relationship Manager with several banks, including JP Morgan Chase (formerly Bank One), BMO Harris Bank (formerly Marshall & Ilsley and First Indiana Bank) and Union Savings Bank.

In 2017, she joined Stock Yards Bank & Trust, where she closes large-scale commercial real estate transactions. She has been a board commissioner for the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) since 2019. IHA provides affordable housing to low-income families and senior citizens through housing assistance programs known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) and the Public Housing Program.

In 2015, Carter-Day joined the board of Intend Indiana (formerly Renew Indy), serving as the Secretary. Intend is a non-profit that advances comprehensive community development through innovative financing and development solutions that create and preserve affordable housing, support neighborhood revitalization efforts, and foster small business development. Carter-Day is also an active member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, serving as Treasurer of the Management Committee.