Gov. Scott Walker announced this week that Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel will leave his position on March 2 after serving almost two years at the department. Neitzel will be replaced by current Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairperson Ellen Nowak. Lon Roberts will temporarily replace Nowak as PSC Chairperson.
Nowak has served on PSC since 2011 and as Chairperson since 2015. She previously worked as chief of staff to Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas and chief of staff to former Assembly Speaker John Gard.
Roberts was appointed to PSC in March 2017 after having served as the secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions and chair of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.