In March, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City appointed Tammy Edwards as director of the bank’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI).
While leading development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies, Edwards continues to serve as vice president of Community Development and Strategic Engagements for the seven states of the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District. In that role she leads engagement initiatives for strategic stakeholders and directs programs that address challenging community and economic development issues that affect underserved individuals and communities.
Edwards joined the Kansas City Fed in 2008 after holding various leadership positions at Sprint Corp. She regularly presents on leadership and community and economic development topics, and she co-edited the 2015 book, “Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century.”
This year Edwards completed a leadership development program that included shadowing Robert S. Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The program, administered by the Federal Reserve’s Conference of First Vice Presidents, encourages leaders to work with senior management at other Reserve Banks to gain insight and share ideas.
The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion oversees the Kansas City Fed’s diversity practices, including employee recruitment, community partnerships and vendor contracts.
“We are committed to building a diverse workplace, and are continually striving to achieve this goal,” Bank President Esther George says in the EEO statement. “As such, we provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information. All employees, regardless of what makes them unique, have the opportunity to succeed at the Kansas City Fed.”
The creation of OMWI was part of a broad package of financial industry reforms contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Each year, the Kansas City Fed delivers a report to Congress that highlights the Bank’s work to meet the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Read the Kansas City Fed’s annual OMWI reports to Congress and learn more about the bank’s diversity and inclusion mission.