Kristina J. Young serves as Vice President of the People and Corporate Engagement Division leading the Human Resources, Public Affairs and Community Development departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Her role includes leadership of workforce and inclusion strategies, employee relations, organizational development, training, talent acquisition, talent management, benefits administration, compensation and leave administration; and, all Public and Community Affairs activities in the Tenth Federal Reserve District including programs and publications that target financial, consumer and business executives, educators and students, and the Bank's directors and employees.
Ms. Young was a founding member of the Bank's continuous improvement efforts using the Baldrige criteria for performance excellence and was responsible for several public aspects of the opening of the Bank's new District headquarters building, including the development of a visitors center and educational exhibits, conference center, public tour program, Fed Store, and public art acquisition program. Ms. Young began her career in 2001 as an analyst in Financial Management, gaining broad experience in Federal Reserve System accounting, discretionary spending and budgeting. She held various supervisory and management positions until her appointment to official staff in 2006.
She holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communication from Northwest Missouri State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rockhurst University. She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds an executive leadership certificate from the Wharton School of Business.