Jani Revier is a fifth generation Idahoan, born and raised on a ranch in Three Creek, Idaho.
On January 7, 2019, Governor Brad Little appointed Jani Revier to serve as Director of the Idaho Department of Labor. Today she leads a team of more than 472 employees who strive to make a difference in the lives of job seekers, employers, government officials and Idaho citizens.
Revier began her career in public service as a legislative assistant to then-Sen. Larry Craig. She was legislative director, then deputy chief of staff during former-Congressman C.L. “Butch” Otter’s years in Congress from 2001 through 2006. From 2007 – 2013, she served as special projects manager for Congressman Mike Simpson. Before her role at the Department of Labor, Revier was the administrator of the Division of Financial Management for six years under Governor Otter.
“Everyone in the department is committed to improving the lives of the people they serve,” Revier said. “People who work in state government and specifically here at the Department of Labor are dedicated to public service and fill an important role in our democracy.”
Revier earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University. Her post-graduate work was in agricultural and resource economics at Oregon State University.
She is married to John Revier, director of state and regional government affairs for Idaho National Laboratory. The Reviers have 12-year old twins and reside in Meridian, Idaho.