Deborah Baldwin appointed Chief Diversity and FHLB Des Moines


DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Effective May 18, Deborah Baldwin will become the new head of diversity and inclusion at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank ). In this role, Baldwin will oversee the Bank’s Minority and Women’s Inclusion Office, as well as all diversity and inclusion efforts.

“I am delighted that Deb is joining our team at Federal Home Loan Bank in Des Moines,” said Kris Williams, President and CEO of FHLB Des Moines. “She brings a wealth of experience that will help cultivate, promote and maintain diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business.”

Most recently, Baldwin was a consultant in diversity and inclusion strategy and leadership development. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Inclusion at the National Credit Union Administration. In addition, Baldwin previously held the title of Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, with responsibility for establishing his Office for Minority and Women’s Inclusion.

Baldwin received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Georgia State University and holds certifications in Unconscious Bias and Intercultural Development Inventory training.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is a member-owned cooperative that provides financing and liquidity solutions to nearly 1,350 financial institutions to support mortgage lending, economic development and affordable housing in their communities. Serving 13 states and three US Pacific territories, FHLB Des Moines is one of the 11 regional banks that make up the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Membership includes community and commercial banks, credit unions, insurance companies, savings banks, and community development financial institutions. Banque Des Moines is 100% member-owned and receives no funding from taxpayers. For more information on FHLB Des Moines, please visit


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