TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Wiens to the position of DCF Policy and Legislative Affairs Director
. Wiens formerly served in the Office of Governor Sam Brownback.
“Andrew will do a tremendous job in this role as he serves Kansas families by working closely with legislators and various stakeholder groups,” Secretary Gilmore. “We anticipate that he will be a strong advocate for our clients as he works to improve policies and laws related to our mission of protecting children, promoting healthy families and encouraging personal responsibility.”
Wiens, a Topeka native, is a Tabor College graduate. He studied philosophy, history, religious studies and business management.
As a policy analyst in the Governor’s Office, his duties included research, policy development, and project management of issues such as taxes, energy, social services and education.
“I am eager to learn more about the issues of importance to children and families. I look forward to working alongside DCF staff, legislators, community organizations and service providers to help Kansans in need,” Wiens said.
Wiens and his wife Kelsey live in Topeka. His first day on the job was Monday, May 19.
Andrew Wiens, DCF Policy and Legislative Affairs Director