Veterans official announces retirement after short tenure

October 26, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa’s veterans department has announced she’s retiring just months after she took on the job.

Jodi Tymeson announced Thursday in a press release that her last day as executive director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will be Nov. 17.

Tymeson was named executive director in April and started May 1. The press release offers no additional information about her short tenure and includes a link for others to apply for the job.

Tymeson previously served as executive director of the state veterans affairs department between 2011 and 2013. She most recently had leadership roles at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Tymeson retired from the Iowa Army National Guard in 2007 after 33 years of service. She was a state representative from 2001 to 2010.

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