DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced the appointment of Kraig Paulsen to serve as interim director of the Department of Management. He currently serves as director of the Iowa Department of Revenue. Paulsen replaces Joel Anderson, serving as interim director after Michael Bousselot resigned last month to run and win the special election in Iowa House District 37. Paulsen’s appointment is effective October 1, 2021.
“Kraig has been a valued and trusted member of my cabinet serving as the Director of the Department of Revenue,” Reynolds said. “With Kraig’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in the financial sector, he will provide great leadership and sound fiscal management over the state’s budget and ensure our state continues to prosper and move forward.”
“I’m honored that Governor Reynolds entrusts me to provide Iowa taxpayers with excellence and accountability with the state’s finances,” Paulsen said. “Fiscal responsibility is key to a healthy and balanced budget and I will ensure transparency through the process while making decisions that are in the best interest of Iowans.”
Paulsen was appointed to serve as director of the Iowa Department of Revenue in February of 2019, a role he will continue. He previously served as director of both the Supply Chain Initiatives and Business Analytics Initiatives at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business and commissioner at the Iowa Department of Transportation. He also served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2017, including as Speaker of the Iowa House from 2011 to 2015.