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Advisory Council

The FHLB Des Moines Board of Directors appoints an Advisory Council that will advise them of affordable housing and economic development needs throughout our district of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, the U.S. territories of American Samoa and Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Advisory Council members are selected for their knowledge and experience serving housing and economic development agendas. The Council will help the Bank create programs and targets for its Community Investment activities.

Advisory Council Charter (PDF)

Cleon Butterfield

Chair

Mr. Butterfield is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Utah Housing Corporation (UHC), a self-supporting public corporation created by the State of Utah in 1975 and the state’s leader in financing affordable housing. He has served as UHC's senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2001. Mr....

Dan Madler

Vice Chair

Mr. Madler is the chief executive officer of Beyond Shelter, Inc. (BSI), a regional nonprofit developer and owner of affordable housing serving communities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. At BSI, Mr. Madler is responsible for ensuring that the development and fiscal operations of BSI continue to meet the...

Tawney Brunsch

Tawney Brunsch is the executive director of Lakota Funds in Kyle, South Dakota. In her current position, she has provided tribal members on the Pine Ridge Reservation with asset building tools including: individual development accounts, child development accounts, financial literacy, homebuyer education, business planning assistance, credit building loans and free...

Angela Morton Conley

Ms. Morton Conley is the Broker-Owner of Premier Spaces Real Estate, a closely held firm offering real estate services to clients in Missouri and Illinois. A housing advocate, she is the former Director of the City of St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission. She has more than 30 years of experience...

Andrea Davis

Ms. Davis is executive director for Homeword, a Missoula, Montana-based organization committed to providing safe, healthy, and affordable housing, using sustainable methods, across the state of Montana. Ms. Davis is responsible for overseeing all facets of Homeword, including organizational and project-based development, fundraising, marketing, strategy, policy, collaboration, and personnel.

Lynne Keller Forbes

Ms. Keller Forbes has extensive experience in affordable housing, economic development and regional planning. Serving as the executive director at South Eastern Council of Governments since 2001, Ms. Keller Forbes provides housing and economic development assistance to communities in southeastern South Dakota. In addition, she oversaw the creation of South...

Leon Gray

Mr. Gray is currently the partnership and growth relationship manager with NeighborWorks America. In his current position, he is responsible for coordination of technical assistance and funding to the NeighborWorks Network of non-profit organizations providing affordable housing programs. Mr. Gray has over 20 years experience in lending, affordable housing and...

Michelle Griffith

Ms. Griffith is executive director for Advocates for Real Community Housing (ARCH) Community Housing Trust, based in Ketchum, Idaho. ARCH develops safe, permanently affordable housing, both rental and owner-occupied, for those with low to moderate incomes and works with public and private parties toward this objective. Ms. Griffith has more...

Stephen Grimshaw

Mr. Grimshaw is founder, owner, and managing member of Grimshaw Construction and Grimshaw Investments, LLC. Since 1990, the company’s focus has been primarily on development, construction, ownership and management of low-income, multi-family rental housing in Wyoming. Previously, Mr. Grimshaw served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Sheridan and...

Jeff Judd

Mr. Judd is executive vice president of real estate for Cook Inlet Housing Authority in Anchorage, Alaska, where he works with Alaska financial institutions to acquire funding to create affordable housing. Mr. Judd has also worked as director of operations and asset management and vice president of development and construction...

Roy Katsuda

Mr. Katsuda has served as executive director of Hale Mahaolu since 1982. Hale Mahaolu is a private, non-profit housing corporation that owns and manages affordable rental and owner-occupied housing, senior centers, and adult day care facilities, and provides supportive programs (personal care, housekeeping, and meal service for 500+ clients) in...

Gary Lozano

Mr. Lozano brings years of experience in neighborhood planning, development planning, comprehensive long-range planning and regional planning to the Council. He has led planning projects in several Iowa communities and Des Moines area neighborhoods. Prior to joining RDG Planning & Design in 2001, Mr. Lozano served as the planning administrator...

Martha McLennan

Ms. McLennan is executive director of Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA), an organization located in Milwaukie, Oregon, that builds and preserves affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. Since joining NHA in 2002, Ms. McLennan has broadened the organization’s focus in a number of areas, from the provision of resident services...

Amanda Novak

Amanda Novak is the Director of New Business Development for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Ms. Novak is responsible for leading the strategic effort around new facility and partnership development that ties to the Y’s comprehensive real estate plan. She is focused on cultivating partnerships that enrich individuals,...

Judith Olsen

Ms. Olsen is executive director of Impact Capital, a financial intermediary and technical assistance provider that invests first-in capital in affordable housing and community facility projects across Washington state. From 2004 to 2012, Ms. Olsen worked with Wells Fargo Bank as vice president and community development officer.

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