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|Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development|
|October 24, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||October 24, 2011|
|Appointed by||Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
|Master's||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concordia University of Wisconsin|
Prior to his position at the Department of Workforce Development, Newson served as Executive Assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), one of the DOT top three leadership positions and a position he held since January 2011. He previously was operations director for DOT’s Southeast Region, managing a $320 million budget and directing 500 employees since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Newson managed the state Disadvantaged Enterprise Program. Newson has an MBA with an emphasis in corporate communications from Concordia University of Wisconsin, an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as certificates in project management, management and six-sigma from the UW-Milwaukee. He also has an associate’s degree in commercial real estate (ACRE) from Marquette University.
- Bachelor's degree in political science - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Master's degree in political science - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- M.B.A - Concordia University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development (2011-present)
Newsom took office as Wisconsin's Secretary of Workforce development in October 2011. He was appointed to the statewide post by Gov. Scott Walker following the resignation of former secretary Scott Baumbach.
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- Current Gov. of Wisconsin Scott Walker
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