Gov. Reynolds appoints Jim Kurtenbach to lead Iowa Department of Administrative Services

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Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Jim Kurtenbach to serve as director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 2019.

“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 Gov. Reynolds. “His leadership, depth of experience and distinguished career in public service will greatly benefit Iowans.”

“It’s an honor to serve the State of Iowa in this important role,” said Jim Kurtenbach. “At the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, I will continue to build upon Iowan’s expectations for transparency, accessibility, and assistance at every level.”

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. He lives in Nevada, Iowa with his wife Annmarie.