Tammy Edwards is senior vice president of the Community Engagement and Inclusion Division and director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. She is also a member of the Bank’s Management Committee, which is responsible for the Kansas City Fed’s strategic planning and policy direction.

Edwards leads engagement initiatives for strategic stakeholders and directs programs that address challenging community and economic development issues that affect underserved individuals and communities. Additionally, Edwards provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies. Edwards regularly presents on various leadership, community and economic development and diversity, equity and inclusion topics.

Edwards joined the Bank in July 2008 after holding various leadership positions at Sprint Corporation.

She earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Edwards 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, Metropolitan Community College Foundation 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 and the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Executive Women Leadership Council.

For more information about the Community Engagement and Inclusion Division:

  • Community development. The department promotes economic development and public understanding that leads to progress for lower-income individuals and communities. Our focus areas include: community development investments; digital inclusion; small business / entrepreneurism; and workforce development.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. Work in this area helps assure that at the Kansas City Fed, our words, actions and culture promote a workplace of inclusion and belonging where all employees have the same opportunity to contribute and succeed.

About the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up our nation's central bank. We work in the public’s interest by supporting economic and financial stability. The Kansas City Fed’s territory includes Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Our headquarters is in Kansas City, with branch offices in Denver, Omaha and Oklahoma City.