Doyle names Goodwin as chief of staff

Doyle names Goodwin as chief of staff

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Associated Press

MADISON - Governor-elect Jim Doyle named campaign manager Susan Goodwin as chief of staff Monday, along with the team that will head his transition office and inaugural committee.

Goodwin has worked in state government since 1980. She served as Doyle's executive assistant at the Department of Justice from January 1999 to January 2001. She also worked as a policy analyst for former Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus and as director of the state Office Crime Victim Services.

Doyle also named:

* Michael Morgan, a former district attorney, as transition director.

* Darcy Luoma, U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl's Madison-based regional director, as deputy transition director.

* Milwaukee consultant Kristine Martinsek as inaugural director.

"There is a lot of work to be done in a very short amount of time," Doyle said in a statement.

Doyle, a Democrat, defeated Republican Gov. Scott McCallum Nov. 5. Doyle's inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 6.

Morgan and Luoma will be responsible for preparing for Doyle's transition to the governor's office.

Doyle said the transition will continue beyond inauguration day and he hopes to have major positions filled and major policy initiatives outlined by the time he presents his state budget in February.

Morgan has been program related investment officer at the Helen Bader Foundation in Milwaukee since February 2001. He also has served as commissioner of the Milwaukee department of city development and executive director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

Luoma has worked for Kohl since 2001. She also has served as a senior education outreach specialist for the Institute for Wisconsin's Future and as a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Martinsek runs her own consulting firm in Milwaukee and has planned some of the state's largest conference events including social events for the National Conference of State Legislators, the National Governors Association, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the City of Milwaukee's Sesquicentennial.


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