Kristina J. Young serves as Board secretary and vice president in the Regional, Public and Community Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She is responsible for 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.
Previously, she served as vice president in the Administrative Services Division with responsibility for Human Resources including employee relations, organizational development, training, talent acquisition, talent management, benefits administration, compensation and leave administration. Earlier. Ms. Young served as vice president of Public and Community Affairs and assistant secretary to the Board of Directors. In this role, she led public and community affairs activities, and also supported the Bank's annual economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
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.