Madison - Governor-elect Scott Walkers transition director Monday announced that the transition office is open for business.
"The transition office is open for business," said John Hiller, Walker transition director. "Governor-Elect Walker has moved quickly to begin his transition, assess the state budget situation, and begin implementing his plans for helping the private sector create jobs."
The Walker transition office is located across the street from the State Capitol at:
The Risser Justice Center
17 W. Main St. Suite 310
Media inquiries should be directed to the transitions press secretary, Cullen Werwie.
The Walker transition team will be launching a webpage later this week to accept resumes as well as solicit ideas from citizens about ways to balance the budget and create jobs in Wisconsin. The specific web address will be released later this week.
"We can make Wisconsin great again if we have a state government that moves at the speed of business and is responsive to the needs of our citizens," Hiller said.
The Walker transition team also announced additional staff appointments.
Ryan Murray, deputy director for policy. Murray served as policy director for the Walker for Governor campaign and played a leadership role in developing Walkers job creation policy agenda. Murray previously served as Chief of Staff for Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) and Communications Director for Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).
Joe Fadness, deputy director for operation. Fadness served as a field director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and served in the Walker for Governor campaign as director of operations, including grassroots organization.
Cullen Werwie, press secretary. Werwie served as deputy communications director for the Walker for Governor campaign. He served as campaign manager for Brett Daviss campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Previously, Werwie worked in the Legislature for Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) and for Joint Finance Committee Chair, Rep. Kitty Rhoades (R-Hudson).
The Walker transition is being chaired by Mike Grebe, CEO of the Bradley Foundation, co-chair of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Council, and chairman of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.