Nokihomis Willis

Senior Vice President, Head of Employee Experience for Federal Reserve Financial Services

Nokihomis Willis


As head of Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) Employee Experience, Nokihomis Willis is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive people and culture strategy. In this role within the FRFS, Willis is instrumental in leading the people strategy team that supports 1,500 employees across the Federal Reserve System. In partnership with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) officer, she will lead the implementation of the FRFS DE&I strategy.

Prior to her current role, Willis led the legacy Customer Relations and Support Offices’ (CRSO) strategy, culture, and risk & compliance function after briefly leaving the System and leading the human resources and civil service function for the City of New Braunfels, Texas.

Previously, she spent 20 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in various leadership roles. Willis served on the Bank’s Executive Committee and led the People and Culture function. In that role, she provided strategic leadership for the Bank’s refreshed people and culture strategy and roadmap for building the Bank’s culture for its District employees.

Willis earned a bachelor's degree in operations management from DePaul University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She also completed the University of Michigan’s Advanced HR Executive Program.

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