MADISON, Wis. – Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary-designee Dawn Crim announced today that Donna Moreland will serve as Deputy Secretary of the agency that handles the majority of the state’s occupational licensing and administers the building code. Moreland replaces Nia Trammell, who is leaving DSPS on Oct. 9 to fill a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court, as the department’s second-ranking official. Moreland’s first day is October 12, 2020.
Previously the office business director for law firm Perkins Coie, LLP, Moreland has worked in legal administration for more than 15 years.
“Donna will be a valuable addition to our leadership team,” Secretary-designee Crim said. “She brings deep leadership skills and extensive management experience to our agency. I am confident that she will help us do our important work of keeping the people of Wisconsin safe and supporting our state’s economic growth.”
Moreland also previously represented District 7 on the Madison City Council. On Wednesday she resigned the seat she had held since April 2019.
“I am honored to join DSPS, and I look forward to working closely with Secretary-designee Dawn Crim to serve our customers and the people of Wisconsin,” Moreland said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to make a difference on a state-wide level.”
The Department of Safety and Professional Services issues more than 240 unique licenses, administers dozens of boards and councils that regulate professions, enforces state building codes, operates the state fire prevention program, and maintains the award-winning Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which is a key tool in the multi-faceted public health campaign to stem excessive opioid prescribing. A fee-based agency, the Department of Safety and Professional Services is self-sustaining and receives no general fund tax dollars for its day-to-day operations. With five offices and 250 employees throughout Wisconsin, DSPS collaborates with constituents and stakeholders across a wide range of industries to promote safety and advance the economy.