Gov. Kim Reynolds appoints UI alum as director of the Department of Management

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday the appointment of Michael Bousselot, a 2006 UI Graduate, as the new director of the Department of Management.


Katina Zentz

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Michael Bousselot as the new director of the Department of Management, a University of Iowa Tippie College Business Graduate. 

Bousselot’s appointment is subject to Iowa Senate confirmation, but will be effective on Feb. 8, 2021 according to a press release sent on Monday. 

As a UI student, Bousselot studied accounting and political science and graduated in 2006. He continued on to earn a law degree at Drake University. 

Bousselot previously served in the Branstad-Reynolds administration as chief of staff, legal counsel, and as a policy advisor from 2011 to 2017.  

“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,” Reynolds said in the press release. 

The Department of Management is in charge of the state’s budget planning and works with the governor’s office. The department’s website features Iowa’s coronavirus relief fund and CARES Act information and how these funds are being used. 

Reynolds said that this appointment represents Iowa’s strong legacy of fiscal responsibility and Bousselot said he is committed to continuing this mission. 

“I believe my experience in state government and within the governor’s office will provide valuable insight and expertise to the team,” Bousselot said in the press release. 

Bousselot will replace long-time Department of Management Director David Roederer, who retired this year.


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