Former state lawmaker appointed as director of Iowa DAS

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DES MOINES – Gov.  Kim Reynolds announced Thursday the appointment of Jim Kurtenbach to serve as director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, effective July 1. 

“Appointing Jim to this vital position is another important step in assembling a proven team to carry out my priorities for Iowa. He will do an outstanding job at the department,” said Reynolds in a release. “His leadership, depth of experience and distinguished career in public service will greatly benefit Iowans.”

Kurtenbach is a former state representative, vice president and chief information officer of Iowa State University, associate dean of ISU’s College of Engineering and associate professor of accounting.

Kurtenbach has a doctorate and a master’s degree in Accounting as well as a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration. Kurtenbach has also served various industries in corporate leadership roles.

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