Office of the Secretary

The Executive Management Team of the Secretary's Office is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the agency.  They also work closely with the Governor's Office and state agency heads to ensure the overall mission and vision of state government is carried out. 

The Communications Office is responsible for coordinating messaging for the agency including responding to media requests and internal communications for the department.

The Office of Business Development works with business owners, trade associations, affiliated organizations and Chambers of Commerce throughout Wisconsin to ensure business has a seat at the table, advocate for business interests within government and present rule change recommendations to appropriate agency or the Legislature.

The Lean Government Program works to foster collaboration between agencies to help state government operate more efficiently and share resources.

Executive Management Team

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Scott A. Neitzel, Secretary

Scott Neitzel was appointed by Governor Walker in March of 2015.  During his tenure as Secretary of the Department of Administration (DOA), he has served as Chair of the Wisconsin Center District Board, overseeing lease negotiations for the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena.  He also currently serves as co-chair of the Governor’s Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance, and is a member of the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and State of Wisconsin Investment Board. 

Prior to his appointment, he spent eighteen years in the private sector and also had extensive federal, state, and local public sector experience.

Scott served as a Commissioner of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) and was a Special Assistant at U.S. Department of Energy and a Special Assistant at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington D.C. Beyond these roles, Scott also served as the Register of Deeds for Sauk County and as the Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Development (which preceded the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation). Scott also had a previous stint at DOA as a division administrator in the mid-eighties.

Along with this public service, Scott joined the private sector in 1997 when he took a job with Madison Gas and Electric Co. (MG&E). Scott worked in various roles for MG&E, eventually becoming Senior Vice President for the company.

Scott was born in Baraboo, WI and currently lives with his family in the Madison area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Secretary Neitzel's bio 

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Cate Zeuske, Deputy Secretary

Cate Zeuske served Wisconsin for nearly 20 years in public office and leadership positions.  Cate represented part of northeastern Wisconsin in the State Legislature for 4 terms, was elected statewide as State Treasurer and served in Governor Thompson’s Administration as Secretary of the Department of Revenue for 5 years.

In addition, Cate served as President of Forward Wisconsin—the state’s former Economic Development Marketing Agency and as Deputy of WHEDA.
Cate worked for a non-profit member organization for 14 years, serving as the Director of Administration for the Taxpayers Network, Inc. in Green Bay.

Cate is the past president of the North American Swiss Center in New Glarus, Wisconsin. 
Cate volunteers for Green Bay community organizations and formerly served on the UWGB Council of Trustees and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral parish council.  She is the founder of the Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament fundraiser for the State Capitol Restoration Fund.

Cate is a native of Shawano and graduate of UW-Madison.  She is married to former State Assembly Speaker John Gard and they have two grown children.  Their home is in Suamico, outside of Green Bay.

Deputy Secretary Zeuske's bio 

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John Hogan, Assistant Deputy Secretary

John Hogan was appointed to the position of Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Administration on January 12, 2015.

Prior to his appointment, John served as the Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Before Joining WHEDA, John worked in the State Senate Majority Leader's office where he was a senior staff member responsible for operations and day to day administration of the Wisconsin State Senate.

John was born in Green Bay and lives in Cottage Grove with his wife and three children.  John is a 1998 graduate of UW-Madison with his bachelor of science degree in political science and international relations.

Assistant Deputy Secretary Hogan's bio