Madison alder and businessman Zach Brandon has been appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the post of executive assistant at the Department of Commerce.
Brandon, 35, has been part of the executive management team of three start-up companies, most recently president and COO of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.
He was elected to the Madison City Common Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2005 and 2007, and is a member of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission.
As an alderman, Brandon helped create the Department of Economic Development and authored a workforce ordinance that requires contractors who do business with the city to provide apprenticeship programs and training, giving more Madison residents opportunities to obtain family supporting skilled labor jobs.
See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=132391