Renee Hardman, West Des Moines City Councilmember-at-large.
From https://www.wdm.iowa.gov/government/mayor-city-council/biographies: Principal Owner of Hardman Consulting, is an experienced professional with over 25 years of Executive level HR experience. Hardman Consulting provides services in the areas of employee development, diversity training, investigations, executive coaching, and leadership development. Ms. Hardman is currently a Certified Trainer, Coach & Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.
Renee Hardman’s previously served as Senior Vice President of HR at Des Moines’ largest privately held financial institution in the state of Iowa. Ms. Hardman was previously with the Iowa Department of Personnel and IPERS.
Ms. Hardman attended Drake University where she earned a BA with a major in Psychology and later obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has earned both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP HR certifications. Ms. Hardman’s community involvement includes Trustee for Des Moines University, Advisory Board for Governor and Billie D. Ray Center, Board Member of the Latina Leadership Initiative, Des Moines Chapter of The Links, Dress for Success and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is past President of the Chrysalis Foundation and longtime volunteer and past Board Member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Des Moines.
Ms. Hardman is the recipient of many awards and honors. In 2014, she was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Distinguished Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Alumni Volunteer Award, Connie Wimer Spirit Award, President Obama’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major of Service Award, Women of Influence Award, Best Minority Business Leader Award, and YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award.
She has chaired the Governor’s Diversity Committee and was an active member of Drake University’s Diversity and the Downtown Partnership’s Diversity Committee.