She will be missed. Hopefully her replacement will be just as good.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp is leaving the agency to become deputy administrator in an Environmental Protection Agency regional office.
“The White House presented me with an opportunity I couldn’t ignore,” Stepp said Tuesday morning in an email to agency staff. Stepp was active in Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president last year.
Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who appointed Stepp six years ago to instill a “chamber of commerce mentality” in the agency, praised her Tuesday.
“Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer, who will serve the country well at the EPA,” Walker said. “We will miss her optimism and energy at the DNR.”