An Iowa native, Janet grew up in Johnston and attended Iowa State University receiving her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Public Administration. Janet’s career has spanned both the public and private sectors. She was director of the Iowa Department of General Services under Governor Branstad. Following her tenure in Iowa, Michigan Governor John Engler named her the director of the Department of Management and Budget. After departing state government, Janet spent a year at Harvard University on a National Security Fellowship with the Department of the Army. She returned to Iowa and attended Drake Law School earning her Juris Doctorate in 2005. After graduation from Drake Law School she worked for McKee, Voorhees & Sease and Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen in Des Moines. Janet joined the Department of Administrative Services in February 2014 and was named interim director of DAS on April 8, 2014. Governor Branstad appointed her director of DAS on May 19, 2014.
Janet is a retired Brigadier General with the Iowa National Guard. She and her husband live southwest of Adel and have 3 children and seven grandchildren.