Chalmers Named Assistant Deputy of DATCP
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/10/2015
Governor Scott Walker has announced several new staff appointments within his administration on Monday. Among them were Sandra Chalmers, who was tapped as the new assistant deputy secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in Madison.
Chalmers first worked as Ben Brancel's communications director in the 1990s when he was serving as Assembly Speaker in the Legislature. She also served as his director of Outreach and Policy after he was named state agriculture secretary by former Gov. Tommy Thompson.
She left the agency in 2003 to become the executive officer for the Wisconsin Farm Service Agency, where she managed the day-to-day operations involving 600 employees and 57 offices.
Sandy returned to DATCP in 2011. She also helps manage her family's farm in Illinois.
Meanwhile, the governor also named Michael Bruhn as assistant deputy secretary at the Department of Natural Resources. Bruhn had been working as a legislative liaison for the agency.