Desmund Adams is an entrepreneur–a recognized leader whose company, AdamsDouglas (formerly Talent Acquisition Group), earned the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Best Kept Secret award in 2007. Desmund went on to leverage his recognized leadership, and nurtured corporate and civic relationships with organizing partners, Wells Fargo Financial and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to create the Iowa Champions of Change Internship Program. This successful and thriving local program became a cornerstone for the national College Life to Corporate Life initiative.
Desmund currently serves on the Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors, and as a member of the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation Advocate Circle. He is a former committee member of The Greater Des Moines Committee, and former Board Member of Zeta Kappa Lambda Educational Foundation. Desmund served as President of the Des Moines John R. Grubb YMCA Board of Managers and is also a proud former Board Chairman of Creative Visions. He was named to the Des Moines Business Record 2013 Forty Under 40 list and volunteered for Iowa Legal Aid.