Renee Hardman and Annie Brandt Renee Hardman joined BBBSCI as the CEO in July 2018. Renee has more than 25 years of executive level HR experience and has served as board member for nearly 20 nonprofits. In 2017, Renee was the first African American woman elected to the West Des Moines City Council. Annie Brandt is a Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Bank of America Iowa. She oversees community partnerships and philanthropy. Annie works with the market president to lead local market goals of connecting businesses, families and individuals to banking and investment teams that help improve their financial lives.