Branstad Chief of Staff resigns for public-sector job

Matt Hinch -- CROPPEDFrom Press Release


Matt Hinch, Gov. Terry Branstad’s and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Chief of Staff since October 14, 2013, today announced he is departing the governor’s office to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve as Governor Branstad’s and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds’ Chief of Staff,” said Hinch. “In Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds, Iowa has two hardworking leaders who are passionate for building Iowa for the future. Leaving the office, the governor and lieutenant governor, and the talented staff will be bittersweet. I’ll miss the work of shaping policy that positions Iowa for continued growth, but I am eager to pursue my next career opportunity.”

Hinch is the second chief of staff for Branstad-Reynolds since they took office. Hinch succeeded Jeff Boeyink, who departed in 2013.

“Matt Hinch has been an exceptional leader for our office and will be greatly missed,” said Branstad. “I appreciate his leadership as we worked to address critically important issues like workforce training, student debt and improving Iowa’s infrastructure. Matt’s ability to build a consensus, analyze and manage complex issues, and offer a strategic vision for growth will serve him well in his next endeavor.”

“I want to thank Matt Hinch for his service as the Chief of Staff for our office. Matt’s tireless dedication and passion for advancing sound policy that fosters growth in Iowa have been the hallmark of his tenure,” said Reynolds. “I wish Matt all the best as he transitions to a career outside of state government.”

Hinch will the leave the governor’s office on Aug. 7. An announcement regarding his future will be made at a later date by his future employer. Hinch, 35, and his wife Ali, reside in West Des Moines with their two young children.