July 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Governor Walker Announces New Administration Staff
Madison—Today Governor Scott Walker announced new administration staff and released the following statement:
Moving into the second half of my first term, I am redeploying administration resources to ensure we have the strongest team possible to help the people of our state create jobs.
Evaluating the strengths and talents of administration staff will ensure we can constantly reform state government to improve services and operate efficiently. The newly assembled team will help Wisconsin continue down the path of prosperity.
Ryan Murray—Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Murray served as the Policy and Legislative Director and deputy Chief of Staff during the first year and a half of Governor Walker’s term. Murray played a key role during the transition in 2010 helping to develop Walker’s job creation policy agenda. He previously served as a chief of staff and communications director in the Wisconsin State Senate. He will begin his new role on July 30th.
Rich Zipperer—Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel for Governor Walker
Zipperer previously represented the 33rd District in the State Senate and served two terms in the State Assembly. Throughout his time in the Legislature Zipperer served on a number of committees including the Joint Committee on Finance. Additionally he is a member of the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and is a board member of Bethany Christian Services Adoption & Orphan Care Agency of Wisconsin. He will begin his new role on August 6th.
Jocelyn Webster—Communications Director for Governor Walker
Webster previously served as the communications director for the Wisconsin Department of Administration, where she helped coordinate all state agency communications. Prior to that she 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. Her first day will be July 24th.