Tammy Edwards | HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit
Vice President, Community Development
Federal Reserve Bank
WORKING GROUP SESSION LEADER, Youth Economic Energy and Entrepreneruship
Tammy Edwards is a leader in the area of financial literacy, community investment and increasingly the space of entrepreneurship, within the Federal Reserve Bank system.
As the vice president of Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Tammy Edwards leads the Bank’s community and economic development initiatives throughout the seven states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District which includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. The Community Development department researches and addresses challenging issues affecting underserved communities and small businesses. Specifically, the department focuses on community development investments, financial stability, small business development, neighborhood stabilization and workforce development.
Ms. Edwards joined the Bank in July 2008 after holding various leadership positions at Sprint Corporation for over 20 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, Edwards is very active in civic and community organizations. She serves on the boards of Menorah Medical Center, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City and the Black Community Fund. She is also a member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Central Exchange.