Ruth B. Bennett has served as principal of RB Bennett Enterprises LLC, a real estate development and brokerage firm in Vancouver, Washington, since 2008. From 1973 to 2007, she served in various capacities at the Bonneville Power Administration, a federal electrical utility in Portland, Oregon, including chief operating officer (COO) from 2003 to 2007.
Ms. Bennett is a former board member of Vancouver Affordable Housing, Pacific Northern Environmental, First Independent Bank, the regional Columbia-Willamette YMCA, and Pacific Health SW Medical Center where she was hospital board chair for three years. Ms. Bennett was elected to the Seattle Bank’s Federal Home Loan Bank in 2014 and served on the Seattle Bank’s board until the Merger with the Des Moines FHLB in 2015.
Ms. Bennett’s experience in strategic planning, organizational and enterprise risk management, finance, and accounting, as indicated by her background, support her qualifications to serve on the FHLB of Des Moines as an Independent Director. She currently serves as chair of the Audit Committee.