Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced that former deputy director Jana Champion will serve as director of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. The 28 year Wisconsin Department of Justice veteran’s promotion puts her charge of day-to-day operations at the three DOJ operated crime labs in Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau.
Champion began her work at the crime lab in 1987 as a controlled substance analyst, following service with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, according a press release from Schimel. In 2006, she was appointed director of the Milwaukee lab, and became Deputy Director of the Crime Laboratory Bureau in 2012.
She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mount Mary University.