Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Dan Huitink to serve on the State Judicial Nominating Commission. Huitink fills the new position on the commission that was created by the judicial selection reform legislation that Reynolds signed May 8. Huitink, of Pella, is deputy general counsel at Vermeer Corp. He has previously practiced law with a large national law firm, served as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Iowa, and clerked for Judge Michael Melloy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He received his undergraduate degree from Central College and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. Huitink is a deputy member of the Iowa Business Council and previously served as a member of the board of governors of the Iowa State Bar Association. Huitink’s appointment is effective immediately. Subject to his confirmation by the Senate, he will serve a term that expires on April 30, 2024.