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, and national responsibilities for technology initiatives supporting supervision staff in all districts. She is a member of the Bank’s Management Committee, which is responsible for strategic planning and policy direction. Humston also currently serves as the co-chair for the Federal Reserve System’s Community Banking Management Oversight Group.

Humston joined the bank in 1998 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 with responsibility 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. From 2015 to 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.