In overseeing the state Commerce Department’s transition into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Paul Jadin dealt with numerous changes but calls his departure “the last piece of the puzzle” in making the agency a private corporation.
“By leaving he (Governor Walker) has the ability to do a national search rather than a political appointment,” he says, adding the hiring process will improve WEDC.
Walker says Jadin deserves credit for the smooth and aggressive transformation of the agencies. “For us that will help us attract a very high-caliber CEO.”
Jadin is a former Green Bay mayor and was president of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce when he joined the governor’s administration early last year. In his new job presiding over Thrive, he’ll work on economic development initiatives around Southern Wisconsin.