Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Faye Tate is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at CoBank. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.
Faye is well-known in the field of diversity and inclusion, having a proven track record in successfully developing and implementing strategic diversity and inclusion plans for multiple organizations. She most recently served as the director for global diversity and inclusion with CH2M, a global Fortune 500 company based in Denver. Before she joined CH2M in 2001, Faye spent six years at Kaiser Hill Company, where she managed diversity and inclusion, and began her career with Colorado National Bank in 1983.
Faye has received many honors for her work, which include being named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver by the Colorado Women’s Chamber and a Woman of Distinction by the Girls Scouts of America (Colorado). She is a graduate of Leadership Denver and has received the Distinguished Warrior Award from The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, the Ally Award from One Colorado and The Paul R. Hunter Award from the Colorado Human Rights Campaign.
Faye is a member of the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Denver Chapter of The Links, Inc., an Associate Member of Jack and Jill of America, Denver Chapter, The Junior League of Denver and The Colorado Women’s Forum. In addition, she is a member of the National Board of Directors for The Arc of the United States, an organization that advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Further, Faye is a member of The Human Rights Campaign.
Faye is originally from Petersburg, Virginia. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a JD from The Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC. Faye is the mother of one amazing daughter, Elleana.