Kristina J. Young serves as Senior Vice President of the People and Strategy Division leading leading the Human Resources, Financial Management and Strategy and Risk 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. The division structure aligns strategic business and workforce planning, while also positioning the District to enhance integration of Human Resources and Finance, such as with the transition to Orion.
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 was promoted to senior vice president in March 2020 and assumed responsibility for the People and Strategy Division in July 2020.
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.