DWD: Statement of DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Rose Lynch (608) 266-6753

Gassman confirmed today by Wisconsin State Senate as DWD Secretary

Madison – I was deeply honored when Governor Jim Doyle asked me to lead the Department of Workforce Development over a year ago. I am again honored today by the support shown to me by the distinguished members of Wisconsin’s Senate confirming my appointment as Secretary. I appreciate the leadership of Senator Cathy Stepp and the Economic Development, Job Creation and Housing committee for unanimously recommending my confirmation to this important position, and the strong bi-partisan support I received from many of Wisconsin’s business, community, labor and government leaders.

This department advances so much of what I truly believe in – investing in people, expanding job opportunities, building our state. It has been a privilege to work with Governor Doyle, the Legislature, my colleagues in the administration, and the many dedicated employees in DWD and wonderful people, our partners and organizations all over the state.

I look forward to continuing this important work as Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development.