Hot on the campaign trail, Gov. Walker has been seen traveling across the country addressing crowds of Republicans in hopes of landing the 2016 Republican bid for president. Though currently out of state, Walker has been working on rearranging his staff, and announced today the newest positions within his office.
Recently, Walker lost his Chief of Staff Eric Shutt who left to pursue other opportunities. Walker had the following to say about his former staff membre, “He is highly-respected, solution-oriented, and a great example of what it means to be an exceptional leader. We were lucky to have him on our team since I was first elected Governor.”
Rich Zipperer, Walker’s current Deputy Chief of Staff, will fill Shutt’s role as Chief of Staff come September 4th. Zipperer has worked in the office since 2012 and was previously a private practice attorney as well as Deputy Chief of Staff of U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. Zipper also spent some as a legislator, serving as a Representative for the 98th Assembly District and Senator of the 33rd Senate District.
In addition to a new Chief of Staff, Walker has appointed former Communications Director Jocelyn Webster to serve as his newest Deputy Chief of Staff. Cindy Polzin will leave her current position as Senior Director of Legislative and Local Government Affairs to become Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Matt Moroney, prior Senior Advisor in the Office of Governor Walker, will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Katie Ignatowski will leave her role as Deputy Legal Counsel to become Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor.
Walker included the following statement in his announcement, “As we enter a new chapter in my administration, I am confident the experience and commitment of these key staff members will lead to a seamless transition as we continue our work to reform government, cut taxes, and build a better Wisconsin.”