A Message from Kris Williams

Our President and CEO, Kris Williams, shares a message about the Bank standing in solidarity with the AAPI community. 


Diversify DSM

Diversify DSM is helping to increase diverse and female representation and enrich our community’s understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. 


Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity present in our workforce and community makes us a stronger Bank – not only for our employees and partners, but for our members.

In our minds, diversity and inclusion just makes sense. We know that when we combine our unique and different perspectives and backgrounds, great things happen. At FHLB Des Moines, we believe various cultures, thoughts, ideas and solutions deepen our insights and ultimately help us provide exceptional service to our members and community partners.

Board of Directors Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the Bank) is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among the Bank’s leadership, employees, directors, broker dealers and suppliers.

We recognize there is more work to be done to eliminate the systemic racial and economic inequalities that exist in our country. Therefore, the Board accepts ultimate responsibility to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in every aspect of the Bank’s business and culture.

Board actions include:

  • Enhancing and sustaining diverse representation within our Board through an election process that encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion for all open board positions
  • Providing oversight to the Bank’s diversity and inclusion programs
  • Ensuring and exercising appropriate management “tone at the top”
  • Setting strategic goals to promote greater inclusion of diverse populations in employment, financial transactions and contracting opportunities in service to our members, broker dealers and suppliers

Together, these efforts reflect our mission-driven focus to be a trusted partner for our members while strengthening communities.

Videos on Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing Diversity at FHLB Des Moines

Valuing Diversity at FHLB Des Moines

Jo Wolder on Diversity and Inclusion

Jo Wolder on Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing Diversity