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Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler announces the appointment of Jeff Lyon as the new Administrator of the department’s State and Local Finance Division, effective November 13, 2017.

Jeff was appointed Interim Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) by Governor Scott Walker in August 2017 and served as Deputy Secretary of DATCP since January 6, 2011.

“Jeff’s extensive knowledge and experience with both state and federal issues make him a key member of our leadership team. In his new role, I am confident he will help us continue to strengthen our partnerships and further our initiatives at the local government level,” said Secretary Chandler.

Before joining DATCP, Jeff worked for 22 years for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau as a lobbyist working on both state and federal issues and as the executive director of the member relations division with the responsibility of coordinating the organization’s membership procurement and retention efforts as well as member programs.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, with a degree in Broad Area Agriculture and Journalism. He is a native of Shawano County.


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