Gov. SCOTT WALKER named WENDY RIEMANN as director of federal relations. She’s worked in communications roles for U.S. Rep. JIM SENSENBRENNER, former Gov. TOMMY THOMPSON while he was secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and for former Florida Gov. JEB BUSH. Read the announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=237024.
Milwaukee County Exec. Chris Abele announced a series of recent appointments. Public affairs consultant JEFF BENTOFF will serve as his deputy chief of staff. TIA TORHORST, who was most recently outreach manager for the National Partnership for Women & Families and is a former associate executive director of the Milwaukee Bar Association, will serve as director of legislative affairs. BARRY BATEMAN will stay in his current role as director of General Mitchell international Airport.
* Bentoff announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=236659.
* Torhorst announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=237530.
* Bateman announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=237381.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge CARL ASHLEY will be recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin with its Judge of the Year Award this month. See details: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=236783.