DES MOINES, Iowa – On Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Michael Bousselot to be the new director at the Iowa Department of Management to replace Dave Roederer who officially retired on Sunday. Bousselot’s appointment is effective Monday, February 8th, 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 taxpayers,” Reynolds said. “Michael understands the role the Department of Management plays in ensuring state government acts as good stewards of taxpayer dollars. I am excited to have him back working in my administration in such an important role.”
“Governor Reynolds wants to think bigger and be bolder for Iowans and I am honored to help in any way I can,” Bousselot stated in a released statement. “I am committed to her mission of fiscal responsibility and working to protect Iowa taxpayers. I believe my experience in state government and within the governor’s office will provide valuable insight and expertise to the team.”
Bousselot previously served as chief of staff, legal counsel, and a policy advisor in the Branstad – Reynolds administration. A Davenport native, Bousselot graduated from the University of Iowa with 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 & Reath.