Reed Hall to retire as Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO

Freeman Staff

Aug. 25, 2015

MADISON — In a letter Tuesday, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO and Secretary Reed Hall announced that he plans to return to retirement after taking what was supposed to be a temporary position leading the WEDC.

Hall was appointed to the position in October 2012, which was intended to be a three-month interim position.
“As I look back at my tenure at WEDC, I want to thank the governor for this opportunity to serve the state of Wisconsin, the WEDC Board of Directors, the other cabinet secretaries with whom we have worked, our economic development partners across the state, and especially our very talented and hardworking staff,” Hall said in the letter. “Together we have increased transparency and accountability of WEDC’s operations. We have put in place checks and balances, enhanced financial tracking, and expanded the information that we provide to the WEDC Board, the Wisconsin Legislature, and the public.”

Hall’s last official day will be Sept. 25; however, he will follow-through on his existing commitments, including commitments related to the September Japan trade mission with the lieutenant governor. In view of the announced retirement date, Hall indicated that he would reimburse WEDC for his expenses associated with the Japan conference.