March 19, 2019
(Des Moines, Iowa) – Miriam De Dios Woodward, CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC, was named to the 20th annual list of the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty under 40. The list is made up of forty local business leaders under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.” De Dios Woodward, along with others on the list, will be recognized in an event on March 28 at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel.
De Dios Woodward has been with the Affiliates Management Company’s (AMC) family of companies since 2007, currently serving as CEO of PolicyWorks, and prior served as CEO of Coopera, a Hispanic market solutions company and sister-company to PolicyWorks. Under her leadership since 2012, Coopera served more than 1 million Hispanic consumers, worked with more than 200 credit unions, league and industry partners, and expanded services to more than 30 states. Additionally, De Dios Woodward has become a thought leader in the credit union and broader financial services movement, speaking across the country on the importance of diversity and inclusion.
“Coopera, PolicyWorks and our family of companies have evolved and grown significantly since Miriam joined our organization,” said Murray Williams, CEO of PolicyWorks’ parent company, AMC. “In the face of so much change, Miriam is a steady, trusted leader who demonstrates maturity beyond her years. Miriam’s leadership has been essential to the success of our organizations and I’m so happy to see her recognized for her achievements.”
In addition to the work De Dios Woodward has done as CEO, she also dedicates her time to serving on several boards and supporting local causes. Presently, she sits on the board of the Food Bank of Iowa, Iowa State University College of Business Women in Business Advisory Board, Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning Advisory Board and is a Latina Leadership Initiative mentor.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Des Moines Business Record for their Forty under 40 list,” said De Dios Woodward. “There are so many young, successful business leaders in our community and to be recognized as one of them is very humbling.”