Andrew Wiens of Topeka has been appointed to serve as legislative and policy director for the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Wiens formerly served in Gov. Sam Brownback’s office.
The native of Topeka graduated from Tabor College, where 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,” Wiens said. “I look forward to working alongside DCF staff, legislators, community organizations, and service providers to help Kansans in need.”