Hi, I'm Lonnie
Lonnie Dafney is a Human Resources Professional with more than 20 years specializing in Human Resources Consulting, Executive Coaching, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Leadership and Management Development. Lonnie received her Bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in Business Administration with and emphasis in Leadership and Management Development. She is a professional member of both the National Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Central Iowa Society of Human Resource Management (CISHRM); has obtained her Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) certification, and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP).
As a 15 year resident of West Des Moines, Lonnie had the pleasure of walking the journey with her two sons whom both attended West Des Moines Schools Elementary through High School. Darrin “DJ”- graduated from Valley High School in 2013. Dominique- graduated from Valley High School in 2015.
Lonnie enjoys working with youth and volunteer’s countless hours in her community. Lonnie was awarded the Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award, where Wells Fargo donated $50,000 to the Isiserettes, a Des Moines drill and drum team where Lonnie mentored 40 to 60 hours per month.
Lonnie Dafney spends her time with many organizations, but to name a few:
Board of Directors- Dress for Success Des Moines
Commissioner- West Des Moines Human Rights Commission
Board of Directors- West Des Moines Historical Society
Advisory Committee/Engagement Chair- United Way of Central Iowa Women United
Director’s Council- One Economy Employment Group Chair
Member of The Links, Inc and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc; both service organizations dedicated to enriching communities through service.