​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our goal is to build a Wisconsin where people come together to invest in a brighter future for everyone. That starts with a Cabinet that represents Wisconsin values.

The broad depth of experience our cabinet brings to our state will ensure that we bring science back to the Department of Natural Resources; that we can reform our criminal justice system and address racial disparities while improving public safety; that we can highlight for the world all that Wisconsin has to offer; and that we do it all by running an efficient, effective government that is focused on bipartisan solutions, not political fights.

Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld  
Department of Administration

Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld

Kathy Blumenfeld previously served as the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) in the Evers Administration from 2019 to early 2022. Prior to her appointment at DFI, Kathy Blumenfeld served as the executive vice president of special operations at TASC. Before joining TASC, she worked for CUNA Mutual Group for twenty-five years, most recently as vice president of lending and payment security. Ms. Blumenfeld also served as a certified public accountant at two large firms and worked for State Senator Joe Strohl. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of three books.​​

Secretary Kevin Carr  

Department of Corrections

Secretary Jared Hoy​​​​

Jared Hoy was appointed by Gov. Evers to serve as secretary of the Department of Corrections (DOC) in May 2024. Hoy has more than 20 years of experience in corrections and criminal justice. He began his career as a youth counselor in Minnesota before becoming a corrections research analyst. In 2007, Hoy began his career at Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections as a corrections field supervisor. Since then, he’s held numerous roles at DOC, including program and policy chief, reentry project manager, training director, Division of Management Services assistant administrator and administrator, and most recently, Deputy Secretary. Hoy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and a master’s degree in community counseling from UW-Superior. He has lectured on correctional best practices in several graduate programs, including at UW-Madison, UW-Superior, and UW-Platteville. With his background in counseling and research, Hoy emphasizes the creation and use of evidence-based practices that incorporate the latest research supporting better outcomes for public safety and persons in our care.​

Public Service Commission Chairperson Summer Strand
​Public Service Commission

Chairperson Summer Strand

In January 2024, Gov. Evers appointed Summer Strand Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Strand was first appointed to the Commission in March of 2023 for a six-year term. Prior to joining the PSC, Strand was the Director of Government Affairs for the Walbec Group, a Wisconsin-based construction and engineering firm. Previously, she oversaw the State of Wisconsin Building Program as Administrator of the Division of Facilities Development at the Wisconsin Department of Administration. She also served as an advisor to and citizen member of the State Building Commission. Strand earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her law degree from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Secretary Craig Thompson  
Department of Transportation

Secretary​ Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson was appointed by Gov. Evers to serve as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) beginning in January 2019. Previously Mr. Thompson was the executive director of the Transportation Development Association (TDA) of Wisconsin. He has more than 25 years of experience working with Wisconsin businesses, communities, legislators and units of government. Prior to leading TDA, he served as the legislative director for the Wisconsin Counties Association, managing legislative initiatives at the state and federal levels. Mr. Thompson is a native of Racine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Madison with his wife and two teenagers.

Secretary Kirsten Johnson  
Department of Health Services

Secretary Kirsten Johnson​

Kirsten Johnson was appointed by Gov. Evers to serve as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) beginning in February 2023. She has over 20 years of experience as a public health leader, serving most recently as the health commissioner for the city of Milwaukee and before that, as director and health officer of the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department for more than a decade. Johnson has her master’s degree in public health from Tulane University of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and holds certifications as a public health professional and certified education specialist.

Secretary Randy Romanski  
Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Secretary Randy Romanski​

Randy Romanski was announced secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection by Governor Tony Evers in June 2020. Prior to this appointment, he served as DATCP deputy secretary since January 2019 and interim secretary since November 2019. Romanski has held leadership roles at multiple state agencies. He previously served as DATCP's deputy secretary and secretary under Governor Jim Doyle and most recently serving as the safety program chief in DOT's Division of State Patrol. He brings decades of experience in government administration and policy development to the department. Originally from Wisconsin Rapids, Romanski earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and his master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Romanski resides in Monona.

Secretary Emilie Amundson  
Department of Children and Families

Secretary Emilie Amundson

Emilie Amundson was appointed by Gov. Evers in January 2019 to serve as the secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and was confirmed by the Senate in February 2020. Since joining DCF, Secretary Amundson has successfully led the department in transforming the state’s child welfare system; stabilizing and growing the early care and education field; and building stronger, innovative partnerships at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to her appointment to DCF, Secretary Amundson served as the chief of staff at the Department of Public Instruction where she advanced multiple statewide and cross-agency efforts related to K-12 public education. Secretary Amundson received her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison, her Master of Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Literacy Studies at UW-Madison. She is the proud spouse of a teacher and the proud mom of two elementary school-aged children.​

Secretary Cheryll Olson-Collins  
Department of Financial Institutions

Secretary Cheryll Olson-Collins

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Secretary-designee Cheryll Olson-Collins, a native of Portage, Wis., spent more than two decades in the private-sector banking industry before joining the State of Wisconsin in 2007. She began her banking career with the First National Bank of Portage. She later joined Associated Bank and over a period of 20 years served in a variety of leadership positions, including ten years as the community bank’s president in charge of 14 branches. In 2007, Olson-Collins began her service to the State of Wisconsin as the Administrator of DFI’s Division of Corporate and Consumer Services. In 2011, she became the Administrator of DFI’s Division of Administrative Services and Technology, a position she held for more than three years. In May 2015, she became the Deputy Administrator of DFI’s Division of Banking and was later appointed to be the Administrator of DFI’s Division of Banking in May 2016. Olson-Collins most recently served in the role of DFI Deputy Secretary from January 2019 until being appointed by Governor Tony Evers to serve as the Secretary of DFI in January 2022. Olson-Collins earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking. She has been active in a variety of civic organizations.

Secretary Nathan Houdek  
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Commissioner Nathan Houdek 

Governor Tony Evers appointed Nathan Houdek as Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin in January 2022. He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance following his appointment by former Commissioner Mark Afable in January 2019. Commissioner Houdek serves as the state's chief regulator of insurance and oversees the operations of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. He is also chair of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board of Governors, Vice Chair of the state Group Insurance Board, and chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices.  Having spent over twenty years working in state legislative and regulatory affairs, Commissioner Houdek has extensive experience in dealing with issues across all lines of insurance and engaging with a variety of stakeholders to find solutions to complex public policy and regulatory challenges. He has held several senior-level roles in the public and private sectors, including serving as a principal at one of Wisconsin's largest public affairs and business consulting firms and as chief of staff to the former minority leader in the Wisconsin State Senate. Commissioner Houdek grew up in northern Wisconsin and earned his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is actively involved with the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Department of Revenue

Secretary David Casey

David Casey was appointed Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) by Governor Evers in April 2024. He had previously served as the deputy secretary of DOR from 2019 to 2022. Casey has nearly 30 years of professional experience working with state tax agencies to help improve taxpayer service and compliance. Most recently, he served as a principal industry expert in tax compliance and fraud for SAS Institute. Casey has also worked in public service as assistant to the city manager for the city of Vancouver in Washington, been a principal for American Management Systems in Fairfax, Virginia, served as a senior consulting manager for Deloitte Consulting LLP in Chicago, Illinois, and as an executive consulting manager for Revenue Solutions Inc. in Pembroke, Massachusetts. He is currently a member of the Federation of Tax Administrators Board of Trustees. Secretary Casey has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Additionally, he holds a Master of Public Administration in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Secretary Dan Hereth  
Department of Safety and Professional Services

Secretary Dan Hereth

Dan Hereth was appointed Secretary-designee of the Department of Safety and Professional Services in August 2022. Hereth has spent his career in public service. He previously served as the agency assistant deputy secretary since January 2019. Before that, he served as the Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Gwen Moore since 2007. Hereth is a Watertown native and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.​

Secretary Anne Sayers  
Department of Tourism

Secretary Anne Sayers

Prior to serving as acting secretary, Secretary-designee Sayers served as the deputy secretary at the department since 2019. She earned her degrees in International Relations and Geography, as well as a Certificate of Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sayers started her career, as many do, in hospitality, serving up food and beverages in a hotel and coffeeshops which shaped her appreciation of frontline hospitality workers and her commitment to the tourism industry as a whole. In January 2021, Sayers was recognized as one of the "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization" by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Secretary-designee Sayers sits on the Board of Directors for Taliesin Preservation, UW-Madison's Nelson Institute, and Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Secretary Amy Pechacek  
Department of Workforce Development

Secretary Amy Pechacek​

Secretary James Bond  
Department of Veteran Affairs

Secretary James Bond

Ja​mes Bond joined DVA in 2010 and served as the administrator of the Divisions of Veterans Benefits and Veteran Services before being appointed deputy secretary in 2019 and as Secretary in 2023. Prior to his time with DVA, Bond was employed at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development as a deputy division administrator in the Divisions of Employment and Training and Family Supports and as bureau director of management services in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Bond, a disabled veteran, served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. from 1983 to 1988, with assignments at home and abroad. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.​​

Secretary Missy Hughes

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Secretary​​ Missy Hughes

Melissa "Missy" Hughes is secretary and CEO of WEDC, Wisconsin's lead economic development organization. Before joining WEDC in October 2019, she was general counsel and chief mission officer at Organic Valley. Her previous positions include associate attorney at the firm of Holland & Hart, where she practiced in the areas of natural resources, construction litigation and corporate business transactions. She served on the boards of the Environmental Working Group and the Organic Trade Association, where she was a three-term board president. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed Hughes to the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Biotechnology in the 21st Century. Hughes received her bachelor of arts in political science from Georgetown University and juris doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.​​​​

Secretary Elmer Moore, Jr.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority 

Executive Director​​​ Elmer Moore, Jr.

Elmer Moore Jr. was appointed CEO and Executive Director of WHEDA in April 2022. Moore previously served on the Greater Milwaukee Committee as Executive Director of Scale Up Milwaukee. He has a proven track record in creating public-private partnerships and innovative programs supporting business development and job creation; this has created over 1,400 jobs for more than 200 Wisconsin organizations and over $60 million in new capital investments. In addition, he secured national foundation funding that provides programming for entrepreneurship growth and resources to address the racial wealth gap. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a master’s from Columbia Business School. Moore also serves as Chairman of the Board for the WHEDA Foundation Inc., a member of the Community Investment Advisory Council for FHLBank Chicago, a board member for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, a board member for the Harbor District, and an adjunct instructor on entrepreneurship for Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.​​​​​

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