Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Staff Promotions
Current Chief of Staff Eric Schutt is leaving the administration to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with family.
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative staff promotions:
- Rich Zipperer – Chief of Staff
- Jocelyn Webster – Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
- Cindy Polzin – Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
- Matt Moroney – Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
- Katie Ignatowski – Chief Legal Counsel
Current Chief of Staff Eric Schutt is leaving the administration to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with family. As was previously announced, current Chief Legal Counsel Brian Hagedorn has been appointed Court of Appeals Judge for District II.
“As we enter a new chapter in my administration, I am confident the experience and commitment of these key staff members will lead to a seamless transition as we continue our work to reform government, cut taxes, and build a better Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “I’d like to express my sincerest gratitude to Eric. He will be greatly missed. Eric has always displayed great integrity and strength in leadership and is an inspiring force for all of us, as we work to transform our vision to reality. He is highly-respected, solution-oriented, and a great example of what it means to be an exceptional leader. We were lucky to have him on our team since I was first elected Governor.”
Rich Zipperer has served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Governor Scott Walker since September of 2012. He has worked as an attorney in private practice and served as District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. He served as a Representative for the 98th Assembly District and as State Senator for the 33rd State Senate District. His appointment to Chief of Staff is effective September 4.
Jocelyn Webster has served as Communications Director in the Office of Governor Scott Walker since July 2012. She previously served as the Communications Director for the Wisconsin Department of Administration, where she helped coordinate all state agency communications. Webster has managed government and public affairs for 7-Eleven, Inc., served as Chris Christie‘s Deputy Communications Director for his successful gubernatorial campaign, and worked in a variety of communications and advocacy roles for federal government and non-profit organizations, including the White House and the Department of Defense. Her appointment to Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications was effective June 1, 2015.
Cindy Polzin currently serves as Senior Director of Legislative and Local Governmental Affairs and has been with Governor Walker’s Office since he was first elected. She previously served as Policy Advisor for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and she worked in the offices of former Assembly Majority Leader Steve Foti, and Representative Mary Williams. Her appointment to Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs is effective September 4.
Matt Moroney has served as Senior Advisor in the Office of Governor Scott Walker since February 2015. He also served the state as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Moroney has worked as an attorney, and he was the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee. His appointment to Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations is effective September 4.
Katie Ignatowski has served as Deputy Legal Counsel in the Office of Governor Scott Walker since December 2013. She previously served as Division Administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Her appointment to Chief Legal Counsel will be effective in late September or early October.
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