DES MOINES –Today, Governor Kim Reynolds accepted the resignation of Paul Trombino, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. His resignation is effective June 3. He is leaving his position to pursue other opportunities.
“From devastating floods in 2019 to the 2020 global pandemic, Paul has worked around the clock to coordinate Iowa’s emergency response,” Reynolds said in a released statement. “I appreciate his willingness to challenge the status quo to improve efficiency and functionality in state government. I am excited for him as he pursues his next opportunity.”
Reynolds appointed Trombino to head the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in January. Before that, he served as interim director of the Department of Administrative Services from 2020 to 2021 as well as the Governor’s Chief Operating Officer from 2019 to 2021.
Before working in the Governor’s office, Trombino served as director of the Iowa Department of Transportation from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure with the Iowa DOT, he served as the 2015-2016 President of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and 2016 Vice Chair – Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Before working for the State of Iowa, Trombino worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 17 years in various capacities including bureau director, operations director, and civil engineering supervisor of the Highway Division.
An interim director will be named at a later date.