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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2011
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Wahlert Names Ed Wallace as Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert announced today that Ed Wallace will serve as the Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development.

I am pleased to have Ed, a native Iowan with deep experience working with Iowa employers, join our team as Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development, said Wahlert. Eds experience working in the federal government, coupled with his tax policy background, and deep commitment to job creation in Iowa, will help advance our goal of creating the sustainable jobs of tomorrow.

The Iowa Department of Workforce Development is charged with contributing to the economic security of Iowas workers, businesses, and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

I want to thank the Governor and Lieutenant Governor and Director Teresa Wahlert for this tremendous opportunity to serve the people of Iowa, said Wallace. I look forward to collaborating with economic developers, employers, workers, and all stakeholders within Iowa Workforce Development.

Wallace spent over four years as president of the nonpartisan Iowa Taxpayers Association, a business tax policy group comprised of over 160 firms in and around the state of Iowa. Wallace previously served as an aide to former U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker in Des Moines, Iowa and as an aide to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley in the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in Washington, DC.

Wallace is a native of Iowa City, Iowa where he attended Iowa City Regina High School. He earned a B.A. degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and completed graduate course work in Public Administration at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Wallace currently resides in Urbandale, Iowa with his wife Jennifer and two sons.

Wallace will begin his duties June 1, 2011.

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