Aide to Iowa governor touts Apple deal, gets job at company
IOWA CITY, Iowa вЂ” A top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds has been hired by Apple months after promoting a $208 million incentive package for the companyвЂ™s planned Iowa data centre as a good deal for taxpayers.
Tim Albrecht departed as ReynoldsвЂ™ deputy chief of staff, to become a manager of strategic initiatives for Apple in March.
The governorвЂ™s office says AlbrechtвЂ™s position is вЂњunrelatedвЂќ to the $1.3 billion complex Apple is building outside Des Moines, a deal the administration negotiated and defended when Albrecht was ReynoldsвЂ™ adviser.
Albrecht was involved in planning the Aug. 24 press conference near Des Moines, where Reynolds and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the project.
ReynoldsвЂ™ press secretary Brenna Smith said Albrecht is working in AppleвЂ™s education department. Albrecht and Apple declined comment.