MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced the following administration staff changes:
- Heather Smith – Medicaid Director and Administrator of the Division of Medicaid Services. Smith most recently served as Governor Walker’s deputy chief of staff for budget, legislative, and intergovernmental affairs. She previously served as chief of staff to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Senator Alberta Darling. Smith’s effective start date will be Monday, January 8, 2018.
- Jack Jablonski – Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor. Jablonski most recently served as Governor Walker’s deputy chief of staff for communications. Prior to his time in the governor’s office, Jablonski served as the deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and as the chief of staff to former State Senator Sheila Harsdorf.
- Tom Evenson – Communications Director, Office of the Governor. Evenson most recently served as Governor Walker’s deputy communications director and press secretary. He has worked for Governor Walker since 2009 in various roles in government and on his 2010, 2012, and 2014 gubernatorial campaigns.
- Amy Hasenberg – Press Secretary, Office of the Governor. Hasenberg, a Wausau, Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, most recently served as press secretary for Congressman Todd Rokita (IN - 04). She also served as the public information officer for the New Mexico Public Education Department under Governor Susana Martinez. Hasenberg’s effective start date will be Monday, January 8, 2018.