Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New WI DNR Secretary D. Meyer just like 'chamber of commerce' Stepp

At the WI DNR, it's out with the old, in with more-of-the same, as more small government conservatives sign on to big government big jobs.

Scott Walker's hand-picked 'chamber of commerce mentality DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp has gone to help run Trump's pro-business US EPA, so new DNR Secretary Dan Meyer - - formerly the Executive Director of the Eagle River, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce - - is fielding much the same type of pro-business management team, per this email circulating in the agency:
Message from Secretary Dan Meyer
Greetings! I'd like to start off by thanking each of you that I've met this past month traveling around the state. Your professionalism and knowledge is exceptional and I feel very fortunate to lead such an outstanding organization.
To those I have not met yet, I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your programs and the work you do here at DNR.
That said, I am happy to announce three new members to our agency's Department Leadership Team (DLT) as well as a couple other human resources-related changes.
Jake Curtis
First, I am happy to announce the appointment of our new Chief Legal Counsel, Mr. Jake Curtis. Jake holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and was admitted to the State Bar in 2009. Jake has a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He resides in Grafton with his wife and children, where they frequently visit Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve. Growing up, Jake spent his summers in Waushara County. Now, Jake and his family enjoy frequenting Vilas County in Wisconsin's Northwood's.
 Luke Fuller
Second, please join me in welcoming Mr. Luke Fuller as our new legislative liaison. As some of you may already know, Tim Gary recently joined our Management and Budget program earlier this month, creating this vacancy 
Prior to joining the DNR, Luke worked in issue advocacy for the last two years. Luke previously served as State Senator Leah Vukmir's Chief-of-Staff and began his career in state government in the Governor's Office. Luke lives in Fitchburg with his wife Michele and their daughter Eleanor. 
When he isn't working he enjoys hiking the Ice Age Trail, reading and watching basketball... 
In closing, I would like to wish you and your friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling or are planning on deer hunting, please be safe and enjoy this special time of year.
Note that a more complete Jake Curtis biography includes additional information about his previous and more recent employment, political and campaign background: 

Jake Curtis

Associate Counsel & Federalism Litigator

Jake Curtis is an Associate Counsel and Federalism Litigator at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty’s Center for Competitive Federalism. He is a frequent contributor to Right Wisconsin and his work has been featured in National Review Online.
Prior to Joining WILL, Jake served as Wisconsin State Senator Duey Stroebel’s Policy Director and as a litigation and government affairs associate at both Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee and a boutique Mequon firm specializing in municipal labor and employment matters. He previously served as an Ozaukee County Supervisor as well as a special appointed Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County.
In addition to his role as an attorney, Jake has been actively involved in Wisconsin politics since 2004.  He previously served in key advisory roles to Assembly, State Senate, Judicial, and U.S. Senate campaigns.  Most recently, he served as a Wisconsin advisor to the Ted Cruz presidential campaign.
Jake holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Team, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he was the 2005 co-recipient of the Karl Andresen Scholarship.  He resides in Grafton with his wife and children.


Boxer said...

Well at least Jake Curtis has advanced degrees. . . . compared to DNR Bambi-Slayer, Don't-Know-Nuthin-Bout-No-Science Stepp.

Anonymous said...

Yes because a smart flat earther and climate change denier is always better than a dumb one. And ooooo he is Cuma Sum laude in POLITICAL science, not a real science, as that would disqualify him for working at the DNR.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

If you are any kind of RW hack with a degree and a credential behind you, and if you have no sense of pride or shame, the job opportunities are endless in Wisconsin. See Noah Williams at UW, Sleazy-berg at Marquette, this hack Curtis, and the Solicitor General guy from WVa whose only job is to file frivolous prop-pollution lawsuits for Brad Schimel.

If the average voter had a clue about what kind of intellectually crooked scum was part of this corporately-funded right-wing machine, the GOP would be recalled tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

You only need to look as far as Alex and Matt Walker, both have degrees and both employed by Walker's re-election campaign. Neither hold real jobs as that would involve...working. Oh and ha ha..they aren't kids anymore so even Sarah Huckabee Sanders can't object to the Walker kids being called out.