DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One day after a state Senate hearing aired complaints about management of the Iowa Veterans Home, Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed a top aide to serve in a newly created leadership post at the institution.
Branstad announced Tuesday that Jodi Tymeson will step down as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to become chief operating officer of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht says the appointment is not in response to complaints about the management of the home. Albrecht says Tymeson will work with David Worley, the commandant of the home.
Tymeson served as a brigadier general in the Iowa Army National Guard before retiring in 2007 after 33 years of service. She served as a state representative before joining the Branstad administration in 2011.