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PurposeBank Announces New Business Development Officer

May 26, 2022

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June 1, 2022 – Grimes, Iowa – Press Release

Heather Miller, President and CEO of PurposeBank and VisionBank of Iowa, is pleased to welcome Christina Moffatt to the PurposeBank team as the new Business Development Officer.

“Christina's strong passion for community makes her a great fit for what we do," said Miller. “Couple this with her past entrepreneurial and business management experience and she will without a doubt hit the ground running as she engages women and small business owners looking to further develop their presence in not only the metro but Central Iowa as a whole.”

As PurposeBank’s primary Business Development Officer, Christina will lead networking initiatives and act as a liaison between entrepreneurs, small business owners and other community resources in the area.

When asked about her new position Moffatt said, "I have a personal passion for helping women succeed in the business realm and helping women pay it forward to others. I’m very excited to be venturing into this new opportunity. I look forward to creating lasting impressions and helping others find their financial confidence.”

Moffatt is a graduate of DMACC, Iowa State University, and University of Toledo Certified Business Advisor Program. Moffatt brings a wealth of small business experience.  She is the former Director of Small Business Resources for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Regional Director for Iowa Small Business Development Centers and a former small business owner herself owning Crème Cupcake + Desserts. She has won several awards for her business including DSM Top List for Best Bakery, Cityview’s Best Dessert, Sweet Equality Best Dessert, Runner up for the Iowa Mixology Competition and runner up on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Christina has also been featured in Pastry & Baking North America in the Regional Showcase and Baker in Focus.

Moffatt enjoys donating her time to boards including current President of Winefest Des Moines, Board Member of the Iowa Restaurant Association, Board Member for Pivotal Business Solutions plus has severed on many events boards and committees for many local nonprofits.

Moffatt is also a Business Record’s Forty Under 40, 2012 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award Winner by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the State of Iowa, 2013 Woman of the Year by the Metro Women’s Network, 2015 Women Business Owner of the Year by National Association of Women Business Owners Iowa Chapter, 2016 Finalist for Iowa Women Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Award by Technology Association of Iowa, 2017 Outstanding Alumni of the Year by DMACC, 2018 Ivy Women in Business Inspiration Award by Iowa State University, 2018 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Distinguished Leaders Community Vision Inspiration Award, 2019 40 Women To Watch by the Iowa Restaurant Association and Winner of the Character Award for 2020 Inspiring Women of Iowa by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

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