Branstad accepts resignation of Roger Lande

Gov. Terry E. Branstad has accepted the resignation of Roger Lande as the director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The resignation is effective, today.

The governor thanked Lande for his service to the state of Iowa, and for leading the Department of Natural Resources through two legislative sessions these past 16 months.

“Roger Lande is a great Iowan and has always responded to the call to service whenever asked,” said Branstad. “Whether it be leading this important department during this current term, or helping me bring IPSCO Steel and hundreds of great jobs to Iowa back in the 1990s, Roger has always accepted the challenge.

“I wish Roger well in his next endeavors and look forward to continuing to work with him and his wife, Sarah, in our efforts to further and strengthen our relationship with our Chinese friends and trading partners,” concluded Branstad.

Branstad says he will name Lande’s successor on a future date.