DES MOINES, IOWA (February 1, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Michael Bousselot to be the new director at the Iowa Department of Management. Bousselot’s appointment is effective Monday, February 8, 2021. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
“Iowa has a strong legacy of fiscal responsibility, living within our means, and looking for ways to return money to hardworking tax-payers,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Michael understands the role the Department of Management plays in ensuring state government acts as good stewards of tax-payer dollars. I am excited to have him back working in my administration in such an important role.”
“Gov Reynolds wants to think bigger and be bolder for Iowans and I am honored to help in any way I can,” said Michael Bousselot. “I am committed to her mission of fiscal responsibility and working to protect Iowa tax-payers. I believe my experience in state government and within the governor’s office will provide valuable insight and expertise to the team.”
Michael Bousselot previously served as chief of staff, legal counsel, and as a policy advisor in the Branstad–Reynolds administration. A Davenport native, Bousselot graduated from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and with a law degree from Drake University Law School. Bousselot joins Gov Reynolds administration from the law firm Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath.