Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
"Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA."
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp announced she accepted an appointment with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the deputy administrator for Region 7.
“Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA. As DNR secretary since 2011, she has led an outstanding workforce committed to preserving and promoting our natural resources while placing a strong focus on customer service and common sense. We will miss her optimism and energy at the DNR, and we wish her success in her new role.”
Governor Walker appointed DNR Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede to serve as interim secretary effective August 31, 2017.
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