Iowa governor’s office legal counsel Michael Bousselot (Boo-sa-low) has been named the next Chief of Staff to the Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Bousselot, a resident of Des Moines, will transition to his role on August 8. Current Chief of Staff Matt Hinch will quit the office to pursue an opportunity in the private sector, a news release said.

Mentioning Michael’s contributions to the office, Branstad said, “His background as a policy advisor, legal counsel and accountant makes him uniquely qualified to lead our office and continue working with the Legislature to pass meaningful policies that improve our state.”

“Michael possesses rare leadership and analytic qualities that allow him to offer common sense Iowa solutions for challenges our state faces. We saw Michael’s leadership in the bipartisan mental health redesign of 2012 that has provided more access to mental health services than ever before,” Reynolds stated.

Thirty-two-year old Michael Bousselot is a Davenport native. He achieved a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and business taxation from the University of Iowa. He earned his law degree from Drake University Law School.



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