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For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Kevin W. Techau to Serve as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, President Obama nominated Kevin W. Techau to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Iowa. 

" Kevin W. Techau has distinguished himself as a fair, tenacious and respected attorney throughout his careers in both public and private service," President Obama said. "He will serve his country with distinction as U.S. Attorney and it is my honor to nominate him for this esteemed position."

Kevin W. Techau:  Nominee for United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa

Kevin W. Techau is Associate General Counsel at American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, where he has worked since 2007.  Prior to that, Techau served as a Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety from 2002 to 2007 and as Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals from 1999 to 2002.  He was an Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Iowa Federal Defender’s Office from 1996 to 1999 and worked in private practice at the law firm of Grefe & Sidney from 1992 to 1996.  From 1985 to 1992, he served as a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force.  After leaving active duty, Techau served with the Iowa Air National Guard from 1993 to 2011.  In 2011, he retired from the Iowa Air National Guard as a Colonel with 27 years of military service.  Techau received his J.D in 1984 from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.B.A. degree in 1981 from the University of Iowa.