VP, Community Development and Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Tammy Edwards is vice president of Public Affairs and Community Development 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 internal and external communications, the development of programs and publications for targeted stakeholders and the Bank’s museums and conference centers located in Kansas City and Denver. Ms. Edwards also oversees community and economic development research that addresses challenging issues affecting underserved communities and small businesses. Areas of focus include personal finance, economic education, small business development, workforce development, neighborhood stabilization and community development investments.Ms. Edwards joined the Bank in July 2008 after holding various leadership positions at Sprint Corporation for 26 years. She holds a B.B.A. in marketing and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Edwards is very active in several civic and community organizations. She serves on the boards of the Kansas City Workforce Investment Board, Menorah Medical Center, the Prosperity Opportunity Center at Rockhurst University and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. She is also serves on the Church Council at St. James UMC, is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and co-founder of the Kansas City Leaders Forum.