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Governor Doyle Announces Secretary Mary Burke to Leave Department of Commerce
For Immediate Release: October 12, 2007
Governor Praises Her Leadership, Thanks Her for Her Service
Governor Doyle today announced that Secretary Mary Burke is leaving the Department of Commerce effective November 1, 2007. Secretary Burke is departing to devote more time to her non-profit work and family interests, including her position as President of the Boy's and Girls Club of Dane County and her family's Trinity Foundation. A new Secretary will be appointed in the coming weeks.
"Secretary Burke has worked tirelessly to attract, strengthen and grow Wisconsin businesses and create good-paying jobs for our citizens," Governor Doyle said. "She has been an asset to my Administration and a valuable leader for our state's economy. From promoting regional economic development and best practices in every part of the state, to improving accountability and efficiency in state government, her service will have a lasting impact."
"It's been an honor to help Governor Doyle grow our economy, attract new businesses and create jobs for Wisconsin families," Secretary Burke said. "I know that under the Governor's leadership, the state's economy will continue to grow and prosper."
Governor Doyle praised Secretary Burke for her accomplishments at Commerce, including: