(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — Barry Grissom has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next United States Attorney for Kansas.
Grissom is 56 years old and is from Overland Park.
He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate today.
He will succeed acting U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch.
"I am honored to be appointed by President Obama to serve as United States Attorney. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated professionals in the U.S. Attorney's office and our partners in law enforcement to serve the citizens of Kansas."
Grissom will lead an office of 49 Assistant U.S. Attorney's and 53 support staff.