Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary & CEO

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary & CEO

Governor Evers can fill his final cabinet-level secretary position on September 1, 2019.  The Secretary & CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), based in Madison, leads economic development efforts in the state. This is a cabinet-level position that leads an agency with over 110 employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Management experience
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Strategic vision and ability to execute on a long-term plan
  • Diverse portfolio experience


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Generous benefits package

“A 72-county approach to economic development is critical to creating middle-class jobs and growing the economy. The next leader at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has an incredible opportunity to foster a culture that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation while supporting the Main Street businesses, start-ups, and large-scale companies that employ people across our state and help Wisconsin’s economy thrive,” said Gov. Evers

Note: You will be required to upload a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to complete the application process. Other required questions are noted with an asterisk. Please complete the application in one session - you cannot save and return to the application at a later time and the session may time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. Using the Google Chrome internet browser is recommended.

Apply online at https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/WEDC-Secretary-CEO-Application.aspx