Mark Snell was named as Chairman of the transition team and designated by Secretary – elect Pate as his new administration’s Chief of Staff.
Snell, 53, is a longtime Iowa community leader serving as chief executive for several chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations in Clear Lake, Ames and Des Moines. He also served as vice president of the Ames Board of Education and gubernatorial appointments director for Governor Branstad.
“Iowans expect us to move forward with our transition plans showing that we will be prepared to continue delivering quality services to Iowa businesses and citizens,” Pate said. “Mark is an experienced leader who will assist me in building a dedicated team to maintain the integrity of our election processes and modernization of business services.”