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Lawyers appointed/reappointed to cabinet positions

Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Fritz
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Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed/reappointed the following lawyers to cabinet posts: 

  • Reappointment – Geri Huser as chair of the Iowa Utilities Board. Prior to her tenure on the utilities board, she served as director of Iowa Title Guaranty.

  • Appointment – Larry Johnson, Jr., as director of the Department of Inspection and Appeals, effective March 1. Previously, he served as the State Public Defender.

  • Appointment – Kraig Paulsen as head of the Department of Revenue, effective Feb. 25. Previously, he was director of both Supply Chain Initiatives and Business Analytics Initiatives at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business.

  • Re-appointment – Janet Phipps as head of the Department of Administrative Services. A retired Brigadier General with the Iowa National Guard, she previously served as director of the Iowa Department of General Services.

  • Re-appointment – Beth Townsend as director of Iowa Workforce Development. A retired U.S. Air Force Reserves Lieutenant Colonel, she was previously director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

  • Appointment – Jeff Wright as the State Public Defender beginning March 1. He was chair of the Iowa Board of Parole prior to his current appointment.
See a more complete description of each appointment at this link.


From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly