Tara Humston is senior vice president in charge of the Supervision and Risk Management Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She was appointed to this position in 2019. In this role, she is responsible for the supervision of the District’s state member banks and bank holding companies, as well as the Bank’s discount window and risk management functions. She is also a member of the Bank’s Management Committee, which is responsible for strategic planning and policy direction.
Humston joined the Bank in 1998 and most recently has served as vice president responsible for the Tenth Federal Reserve District’s community bank supervision activities, leading the Kansas City Fed’s examination and inspection teams across the District’s seven states. Humston began her career at the Kansas City Fed as an analyst in the Statistical Services Department and transferred to the Examinations and Inspections Department as an assistant examiner in 1999. She was promoted to manager in 2005 and then assistant vice president in 2010 with responsibility for the division’s administrative services, information services and surveillance and risk analysis functions. In 2016, she was appointed vice president and was named to her most recent position in 2018. From 2015-2016, she served as the assistant secretary for the Bank’s Board of Directors. Humston is a native of Topeka, Kansas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas.