A military veteran who is a former chairman of the Master Builders of Iowa will serve in Governor-elect Terry Branstad’s administration. 

The Department of Administrative Services is responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of state government, like clearing snow from sidewalks to making sure the computers in state offices work.  The merged agency was created in mid-2003 and part of its mission is to manage the state payroll.  Fifty-seven-year-old Mike Carroll of Clive is the man Governor-elect Branstad has chosen to be the agency’s new director.

Carroll is an Ottumwa native who served in the Iowa National Guard and Air Guard. He holds an engineering degree and he served a one-year term as chairman of the Master Builders of Iowa four years ago. Carroll is currently a partner at Hansen Company where he managed budgets for a variety of projects, including construction services.