Friday, September 12, 2014

WEDC's Revolving Door

Our View: Another misstep for WEDC. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/11/2014)

Oh, I'm sure that's all it is.  It's important not to make too much of what might be simply a heated disagreement between a boss and a subordinate. But, unfortunately, management problems are nothing new at WEDC, where two other vice presidents have resigned this year. In three years, WEDC has had two chief executives, two COOs and four chief financial officers.

Not a complete list of the revolving-door brigade.

Paul Jadin, Chief Executive Office, January 2011 to November 1, 2012CEO Jadin to leave Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/20/2012)

Mike Klonsinski, Chief Financial Officer, July 2011 to October 2012Klonsinski resigns amid loan controvery.  (, 10/19/2012)

Scott Bowers, Chief Financial Officer, April 2013State jobs agency adds 3rd finance chief in 2 years, then loses him in a day.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/24/2013)

John Gillespie, Public Information Officer, April-May 2013WEDC spokesman quits after financial problems surface.  (Capital Times, 5/7/2013)

Tom Theiding, Communications Manager, August 2011-October 2013.   WEDC spokesman leaving agency to start Arizona business.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/16/2013)

Related posts:
Here's how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is "Reinventing Economic Development".  (8/24/2014) 
Company looks to expand its business geographic focus?  (8/14/2014)
Scott Walker and the horrible, terrible, no good, very transparent day.  (7/28/2014)
Kestrel Aircraft: All these incentives, but no construction, no jobs.  (7/13/2014)
The Eaton Corporation/WEDC timeline of shame.  (7/10/2014)
Wisconsin featured in report on privatized state economic development agencies.  (10/25/2013)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation pledge: Following the money.  (7/23/2013)
Incompetence rewarded.  (5/9/2013)
And while we're at it, let's take a look at WEDC 's core values. (5/9/2013)
WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job.  (5/9/2013)
Plenty of time for messaging but none for fixing what ails WEDC.  (5/9/2013)
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)

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