One of Governor-elect Terry Branstad’s long-time confidants will serve as Branstad’s budget chief.  

Dave Roederer has worked for Branstad before, serving as the former governor’s liason with the legislature and later as chief of staff in the governor’s office. Roederer right now is leading Branstad’s transition team. After Branstad takes over as governor, Roederer will be director of the Department of Management, serving as Branstad’s budget director.

Roederer has been executive director of the Iowa Chamber Alliance, a group that represents the 17 largest Chambers of Commerce in Iowa. Roederer also was chairman of George W. Bush’s 2004 Iowa campaign and John McCain’s 2008 Caucus and General Election campaigns in Iowa.