This week, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced his resignation to pursue a position in the private sector. Newson was appointed Secretary of DWD in October 2011.
Newson will be replaced by current Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Secretary Ray Allen.
Allen has served as DFI secretary for one year and prior to that was deputy secretary for four years.
Filling the DFI secretary vacancy will be Lon Roberts, a retired attorney from Wausau. Roberts has served as Chair of the State Wisconsin Investment Board since 2012.