Julie Smith has accepted a position as Senior Director of Government Affairs for WellCare of Iowa, one of the four Medicaid Managed Care companies recently awarded a contract by the state of Iowa.
We are working on an exact transition date but expect that it will be sometime in the next month, as Julie helps in the recruiting of a successor.
“It was with much soul searching and a lot of hesitation that I decided to move forward with this opportunity. It is a chance to try something new and different. It’s been great being a part of IAMU over the last 19 years (it’s had its ups and downs like everything does) and I will really miss the comradery and teamwork,” Julie said.
Julie has been a valued team member at IAMU, and will be sorely missed not only for her expertise with municipal utility issues but most of all for her relationship with members and credibility with legislators on both sides of the aisle. IAMU is looking to fill the position as soon as possible.