Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced the appointment of Madison’s Dawn Crim as Secretary of Safety and Professional Services, overseeing licensing and regulation of businesses and service providers as well as prescription drug monitoring.
Evers and Barnes also announced that Emilie Amundson will serve as the Department of Children and Families secretary; Peter Barca will serve as the Department of Revenue secretary; ; Caleb Frostman will serve as the Department of Workforce Development secretary; and Andrea Palm will serve as the Department of Health Services secretary.
Crim was one of the Black leaders on Madison365’s 2018 Black Power list.
“This talented group of leaders will help our administration address the issues Wisconsin residents asked us to focus on,” Evers said in a statement. “They will help make sure our policies support the success of Wisconsin kids and their families, our tax policy is fair to middle-class families, our economic policies support Wisconsin business growth while valuing the skills all Wisconsinites bring to our state, and we expand access to affordable health care.”
“Our budget listening sessions reinforced that Wisconsin residents want a voice in their government, and I look forward to traveling the state with our new team members as we continue to listen and build policies reflecting the will of the people,” said Mandela Barnes in a statement.
“I look forward to working with Governor-elect Evers to connect the dots alongside other secretaries on the important issues facing our state,” said Crim in a statement. “We will help do this by valuing the skills Wisconsinites bring to professions across the state.”