WEDC Leader Will Step Down This Fall

Agency's CEO Mark Hogan Has Yet To Set Specific Date For His Departure

Mark Hogan, CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Mark Hogan, congratulated MilliporeSigma on its opening of a new $47 million, 80,000 square-foot manufacturing facility Wednesday May 9, 2019 in Sheboygan. Darren Hauck/AP Images for MilliporeSigma

The leader of Wisconsin’s jobs agency that negotiated the Foxconn Technology Group deal is stepping down later this year, around the time that he could be replaced by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

State law prevents Evers from replacing Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Mark Hogan before Sept. 1. But WEDC spokesman Dave Callender said Tuesday that Hogan plans to step down sometime this fall. Hogan hasn’t said exactly when he will step down.

Hogan was appointed to the job by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Evers has praised Hogan’s work and not said whether he would move to replace him once the Sept. 1 deadline passes.

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The Republican-controlled Legislature barred Evers from acting any earlier in a law passed during the December lame-duck session.

Evers spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

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