Gov. Kim Reynolds

Iowa

Born
August 4, 1959

Birth State
Iowa

Party
Republican

School(s)
Iowa State University

State Capitol Des Moines, IA 50319-0001

Phone: 515/ 281-5211   Fax: 515/281-6611

Governor’s Website       State Website

BIO

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Governor of Iowa on May 24, 2017.

Prior to becoming governor, Reynolds served two terms as Iowa’s 45th lieutenant governor and is a former state senator and county treasurer.

As lieutenant governor, Reynolds co-chaired the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress board, which is comprised of CEOs from the state’s major industries, as well as the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Reynolds is a strong advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and her passion was recognized by STEMconnector™ when she was named to their “100 Women Leaders in STEM.”

Reynolds has previously served as the chair for the National Lieutenant Governors Association and as honorary chair of Million Women Mentors – Iowa, as well as honorary chair of the Employer Volunteer Initiative in Iowa.

Reynolds received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in 2016 from Iowa State University. She and her husband Kevin have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Spouse

Kevin Reynolds was born in Osceola, Iowa. He grew up on a 500-acre family farm in southern Warren County and developed a lifelong passion for the outdoors.

Mr. Reynolds earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Iowa State University. Following graduation, he worked in the area of soil and water conservation as a county resource planner for Pottawattamie County. He enjoyed a long tenure with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist and district conservationist, where his career responsibilities took him to Mount Pleasant and Leon, Iowa. After 36 years of dedicated public service, he retired in March 2017.

Mr. Reynolds made history as Iowa’s “first” first gentleman when his wife, Kim Reynolds, was sworn in as Governor of Iowa on May 24, 2017. Serving in his role as first gentleman, Mr. Reynolds is keenly focused on preserving and enhancing Terrace Hill (the Governor’s Mansion) for future generations of Iowans to enjoy.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Reynolds cares deeply about soil health and water quality, and he is actively engaged in educating Iowans of all ages about the state’s many treasured natural resources.

The first gentleman and his wife, Governor Kim Reynolds, met in high school, and they were married on April 3, 1982.  They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) and nine grandchildren.

Staff

Chief of Staff
Ryan Koopmans

Legal Counsel
Colin Smith

Communications Director/Media Contact
Brenna Smith

Governor’s Scheduler
Austin Jacobs

Washington Representative
Stephanie Groen

Staff Support for Governor’s Spouse
Diane Becker

Former Governors

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