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Kathryn Medina

Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathryn Medina is senior vice president of People & Culture and chief human resources officer at the Chicago Fed. As senior vice president and chief human resources officer, she has oversight of human resources, diversity and inclusion and internal communications. She is also a member of the Executive Committee.


Medina joined the Chicago Fed in 2016 as a vice president of talent management. In that role she managed the areas of talent acquisition, leadership and organizational development, compensation and employee relations. She was promoted to vice president of human resources in 2017, overseeing the additional functions of HR operations and people analytics.


Medina holds a B.S. in business administration and a master of education in global human resource development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also earned a Lean Six Sigma certificate from Villanova University. Medina has been a certified senior professional in human resources since 2006, and has earned both HR industry distinctions – SPHR and SHRM-SCP.

Roles at Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

  • Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Chief Human Resources Officer

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