Diana C. Starks is vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. There, Ms. Starks leads the Bank’s workforce diversity initiatives; diversity and inclusion education, learning, and development; strategic collaboration with colleagues to develop a nationally recognized supplier diversity program; and efforts to deepen the Bank’s community presence through the provision of financial education and literacy programs for students living in socioeconomically distressed neighborhoods. In addition, she serves as the Bank’s deputy Equal Employment Opportunity officer.
Ms. Starks has held various operations, management, and leadership positions, including assistant secretary to the Federal Reserve System’s Conference of First Vice Presidents in 2008 and 2009. She served on the board of the Intergenerational Schools, one of the leading public charter schools in the US, serving those in kindergarten through grade 8, until she became chair of the Human Resource and Diversity Committee for Breakthrough Schools.
Ms. Starks holds a BBA from Hiram College, an MA in psychology with a certification in diversity management from Cleveland State University, and an MA in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She has also done graduate work in Christian ministries at Malone College and is a graduate of both the United Way Leadership Development Program and the Bank Administration Institute's operations and technology program.