Tammy Edwards

Tammy Edwards

Vice President, Community Development and Strategic Engagements, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri

Biography

Tammy Edwards is vice president of Community Development and Strategic Engagements and director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion for the seven states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District which includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. She leads engagement initiatives for strategic stakeholders and directs programs that address challenging community and economic development issues that affect underserved individuals and communities. Additionally, Ms. Edwards provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies. She regularly presents on various leadership, community and economic development topics and coedited the 2015 book, Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century.

Ms. Edwards joined the Bank in July 2008 after holding various leadership positions at Sprint Corporation. She earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and a M.B.A. in finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Ms. Edwards is very active in several civic and community organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Kansas City Scholars, the Kansas City Workforce Investment Board, Kansas City Public Television, and the Jacob and Ella Loose Foundation. She is an active member of St. James United Methodist Church, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s African American Leaders Council, the Central Exchange and United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.