Martha Cummings

Martha Cummings

Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Ms. Cummings joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in October of 2012. Ms. Cummings works in the Financial Institution Supervision Group as a Senior Supervisory Officer for Complex Financial Institutions.

Ms. Cummings has more than 20 years of experience in the global banking sector. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, she was a Managing Director with Santander Group. Most recently, she was Head of Financial Sponsors North America, within Santander’s Corporate & Investment Banking Group. Previously, Ms. Cummings was Chief Risk Officer for Banco Santander and Santander Investment Securities in New York. Ms. Cummings also served as Head of Latin American capital markets risk for Banco Santander. Prior to joining Santander, Ms. Cummings was Head of Equity Capital Markets for Latin America at Bankers Trust, where she previously was Head of Corporate Finance for the Southern Cone of South America.

Ms. Cummings has been a consultant to Wharton Executive Education, and worked with Citibank in Mexico. She has held positions in advertising and marketing with companies including McCann Erickson and International Dairy Queen.

Ms. Cummings holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of International Management. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Cummings earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Cummings is active in a number of civic and professional organizations and currently serves on the CEO Advisory Board of the Wharton Fellows Program.