Milwaukee Press Club
Press Release

Secretary of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Missy Hughes to Headline Newsmaker Lunch Hour


By - Dec 30th, 2020 12:55 pm

MILWAUKEE – Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), will be the featured guest at a virtual event set for noon on Tuesday, January 12. This Newsmaker Lunch Hour is presented by a partnership between the Milwaukee Press Club and

Hughes has lead WEDC since October 2019, when she was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers. WEDC leads economic development efforts for the state by providing resources, operational support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin.  For example, in 2020, WEDC has provided more than $220 million in assistance to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has continued its oversight of the state’s incentive contract with Foxconn, among other high profile projects.

Before joining WEDC, Hughes was general counsel and chief mission officer at Organic Valley. She has also practiced law in the areas of natural resources, construction litigation and corporate business transactions.

Hughes will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience during the program, to be moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Corrinne Hess, reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.

The panel:
Stephanie Hoff – WisBusiness/WisPolitics
Ricardo TorresMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nick WilliamsMilwaukee Business Journal

You must register in advance to view this event. Those who register will receive a link on the morning of the event to view it live.


The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1. partners with the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards, Milwaukee Press Club executive director, at or call 262-894-2224.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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