President: Byron Huff has served on the FFBC board since 2004 and as Vice President starting 2015. He became President in 2021.
He grew up on a farm outside of Winterset, Iowa where his parents continue to live today. Byron graduated from AIB, Simpson College, The Graduate School of Banking Madison and Lake Forest Graduate School in Chicago. He met his husband Jim in 1995 at the Blazing Saddle where they made plans for our first date on Memorial Day weekend. Career opportunities took them to New Orleans in 1997 for a short time, then on to Chicago where they spent 5 years. Byron accepted a job with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in March 2003 bringing them back to Iowa. Iowa had changed so much for the better since 1997 as gay people seemed more welcome and Des Moines had prospered. Jim and Byron were married in 2010.
Jim, Presha (their 6-year-old Morkie) and Byron lived in the Druid Hill neighborhood from 2003 until 2019 when we moved to a loft downtown as part of our desire to simplify and downsize. They enjoy many of the amenities downtown living offers as they love to join friends for drinks and dinner. They both enjoy biking (Presha rides along) around the city and attending the downtown farmer’s market and the other festivals throughout the summer.