Mary Cownie Stepping Down as DCA Director

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is now on the lookout for new leadership.

On Monday, DCA Director Mary Cownie announced she will be leaving the post. She was appointed by former governor Terry Branstad in January 2011. In a statement, Governor Kim Reynolds said the state will feel the impact of her work for years to come.

The DCA's deputy director Chris Kramer will serve as acting director until a successor is chosen.

Cownie's last day will be August 17th.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.