Diane T. Ashley is Chief Diversity Officer in the executive office of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). She is also director of FRBNY’s Dodd- Frank mandated Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. An industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in diversity-related roles, Ashley launched the Federal Reserve System’s (FRS) first Office of Diversity and Inclusion in 2007. Her Function has served as a model throughout the FRS, and has been recognized nationally.  During her tenure, Ashley has made presentations at Reserve Banks, the Federal Reserve System’s Conference of Board Chairs, Audit Chairs Committee, as well as Rutgers University and NYU Wagner School. A member of the Executive Leadership Council since 2004, Ashley recently completed two terms as a board member. She is a Charter planning member of the ELC Women’s Leadership Forum. Notably, in 2010, she hosted ELC women to a private conversation with then- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  She has been an active member on six non-profit boards. She currently serves on the boards of Rutgers University School of Business and the New York Theological Seminary, an accredited graduate institution, serving as board chair from 2002-2012. Prior to joining FRBNY, Ashley worked at Citigroup, leading efforts in diversity recruitment, workforce diversity, and re-launch of supplier diversity.  Under her leadership, Citi’s spending with women and minorities increased from $400MM to $1B, with two pilot programs established in Europe. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Yale University, with a year of study at the Sorbonne in Paris. She also earned a Master of Education in human resources education from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law.

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