Diana Starks |

Assistant Vice President and Diversity Officer


Diana Starks, Assistant Vice President and Diversity Officer

Diana Starks is an assistant vice president and diversity officer in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In addition to leading the Bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts, Ms. Starks serves as the deputy Equal Employment Opportunity officer.

Ms. Starks joined the Bank’s Securities/Fiscal Department in 1974 and held various support and supervisory positions until she became manager of the department in 1994. In 1999, she became day check operations manager, and in 2003 was appointed assistant vice president of Cleveland Check Operations and the regional check imaging archive site. In 2005, she assumed responsibility for executive support to the Bank’s president and first vice president. In 2003, she was named deputy EEO officer, and in 2007, she began coordinating the Bank’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She also served as the assistant secretary to the Federal Reserve System’s Conference of First Vice Presidents in 2008 and 2009.

Ms. Starks has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hiram College. She holds an MA degree in psychology with a certificate of diversity management from Cleveland State University and an MA degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She has also done graduate work in Christian ministries at Malone College. Ms. Starks is a graduate of the United Way Leadership Development Program and of the Bank Administration Institute’s operations and technology program. She serves on the board of the Intergenerational School and is on the Human Resource Committee for Breakthrough Charter Schools. Ms. Starks also serves on the board of the Waiting Child Fund.