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December 28th, 2010

Branstad names Mike Carroll as head of Department of Administrative Services

Governor-elect Terry Branstad announced today that Mike Carroll will serve as head of Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in the Branstad/Reynolds administration.

“I am pleased today to announce that Mike Carroll will serve Iowans as head of the Department of Administrative Services,” said Governor Branstad. “In the private sector, Mike has managed large scale projects providing quality, cost-effective services. This experience and attention to detail will serve him well in his new endeavor within the administration.”

Created in 2003, the Department of Administrative Services coordinates resources of state government, allowing government to better serve the citizens of Iowa.

“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to serve Iowans in this capacity,” said Carroll. “I look forward to overseeing the department, and supplying high-quality service to state government while keeping the costs of these services low.”

Carroll currently serves as Vice President and Partner at Hansen Company, which is excited to see a team member move on to serve the people of Iowa. While at Hansen Company, Carroll developed budgets for overhead and personally managed a portion of the budget consisting of technology, business development and pre-construction services.

Carroll has been a member of Master Builders of Iowa since 1983, serving as chairman from 2006-2007. He currently serves on the Governor’s Commission on Energy Efficiency and is on the Community Development Board of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Carroll, 57, is a veteran of the Iowa Air National Guard and Iowa Army National Guard. Carroll received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.

Carroll is a native of Ottumwa, Iowa, and currently resides in Clive with his wife, Paula. They have two grown sons, Clinton and Clay.

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