KC Fed announces promotion, retirement

Kevin Moore
Tara Humston

Tara Humston has been promoted to senior vice president of the Supervision and Risk Management Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She was also named a member of its management committee, which is responsible for setting the Kansas City Fed’s strategic planning and policy direction, effective May 1.

Her promotion follows the retirement of Senior Vice President Kevin Moore, who has served the bank for 37 years and has led the division since 2009.

Humston joined the Bank in 1998 and most recently has served as vice president responsible for the Tenth Federal Reserve District’s community bank supervision activities. In this role, she has led the Kansas City Fed’s examination and inspection teams across the District’s seven states.

Humston began her career at the Kansas City Fed 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 and was named to her most recent position in 2018. From 2015-2016, she served as the assistant secretary for the bank’s board.

Humston is a native of Topeka, Kansas, and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Moore joined the Kansas City Fed in 1982 as an examiner and has spent his career in bank supervision, which has included oversight responsibilities for more than 180 state member banks and 600 bank holding companies in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, as well as the Kansas City Fed’s discount window and risk management functions.

With his deep knowledge of community banking, Moore has led several Federal Reserve System groups, including service as chair of the Community Banking Organizations Management Group and most recently as chair of the Consumer Compliance Management Group. He has also led numerous initiatives to integrate technology into bank examination processes and has fostered strong relationships with federal and state banking regulatory agencies.

Moore is a native of Harlan, Iowa and is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo., and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.