Thursday, May 9, 2013

WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job

Latest turmoil at WEDC prompts Democrats to demand changes. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 5/7/2013)

Meet John Gillespie, who will soon be updating his LinkedIn profile, I assume.

Last month, John was hired as WEDC's public information officer.  On Monday, May 6, he submitted his resignation.

In yet another sign of WEDC's increasingly dysfunctional operation, the hiring committee -- raise your hands, please, so we can recognize you -- must have decided to dispense with the basic vetting process.

A reporter from Madison's WKOW-TV did the work for them.

John owes the State of Wisconsin $36,046.56 in back taxes.

It's a public record, WEDC folks.

It gets worse.

In a separate case from Outagamie County, the state Department of Workforce Development filed a warrant seeking nearly $8,000 in unemployment insurance compensation benefits he received.

Shoreline, Washington.

Creve Couer, Missouri.

Related posts:
Previous WEDC audits?  What previous audits?  (5/8/2013)
Are you seeing a trend yet?  (5/8/2013)
Echoes.  (5/7/2013)
Get me rewrite.  (5/4/2013)
Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The "Cliff Notes" Version.  (5/3/2013
"Tales of woe never end at WEDC."  (4/25/2013)
Enterprise Florida and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation share a lack of transparency.  (2/28/2013)
Work to do, words yet to live by.  (12/27/2012)

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