FemCity Des Moines last week announced Erin Huiatt will lead the organization as its next president. Huiatt succeeds former president and group founder Emily Steele.

Huiatt, a longtime FemCity board member and owner of Des Moines Parent and Midwest Mom and Wife, has been a member of the organization since its inception, according to a news release. In addition to her businesses, Huiatt is a certified postpartum doula.

"I am honored to take on this larger role of this growing community and cannot wait to see what
the future holds," Huiatt said in the release.

After nearly three years of building the organization alongside members and its board, Steele announced in July she would transition out as organization president by January 2020. She plans to stay involved with the organization as a member.