DES MOINES, IOWA (October 4, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today announced her appointment of Aaron McKay as Chief of Staff. McKay is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and recently served as the State of Iowa Director for US Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks. He has served over twenty years in the legislative branch of the federal government with extensive experience in Veterans Affairs, Military Academies, Law Enforcement, the Department of Education, and the Department of Transportation.

“I am so excited to welcome Aaron to our team,” said AG Bird. “He is a dedicated public servant with deep Iowa roots and vast experience working for the people of Iowa. I can’t think of anyone better to help lead our team as we work to uphold the law, support our law enforcement partners, and serve victims across the state.”

“I am honored to join AG Bird's team as Chief of Staff,” said McKay. “AG Bird is a strong advocate for the rule of law with a focus on keeping our communities safe. I look forward to joining this talented team and working toward our shared mission of upholding the laws and Constitution and serving all Iowans.”

About Aaron McKay

Aaron McKay is Chief of Staff in the Office of Attorney General Brenna Bird. He joined the office from US Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s office, where he served as the State of Iowa Director. Before that, he was State of Iowa Director for US Congressman David Young and worked in a variety of roles for US Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley, including as State Director and Regional Director. McKay also served as co-founder for US Senator Chuck Grassley’s Veterans Fellowship Program and helped secure legislation and funding with the Iowa Counter Drug Program.

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