Public service brought council member to banking

Chris Hensley decided in 1998 that her two main pursuits were incompatible. She was the executive director of the YWCA of Greater Des Moines at the time, but she was also on the Des Moines city council. In her role at the YWCA, she spent a lot of time raising money. “That just didn’t go together with being in an elected position,” she said.

After resigning from the YWCA Hensley spent time thinking about jobs in which she “could wear a couple of hats, working within the community and also being an elected official.” Earlier in her career, before . . .

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