In January 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Dale Woolery to be the eighth Director of the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP).

Dale joined ODCP in 1994, and served several years as the executive branch agency’s Associate Director. He works with public and private sector leaders at the local, state and federal levels to strengthen drug control efforts. In addition to strategic coordination of drug enforcement and substance abuse prevention and treatment initiatives throughout Iowa, the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy supports programs with federal drug and crime control grants, and assists with public policy development.

As a former broadcast manager and journalist in Des Moines, he also served as an adjunct journalism professor at Drake University. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor of journalism degree, Dale is married, a father of three and a grandfather of eleven.