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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

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Monday, August 3, 2015
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DWD Secretary Appoints New Worker's Compensation Division Administrator

MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today announced the appointment of Delora Newton as the new Worker's Compensation (WC) Division Administrator.

"Delora Newton has an extensive background in the public and private sectors in Wisconsin, and I am pleased she will bring her leadership skills and talents to the Worker's Compensation Division," Secretary Newson said. "Her experience in executive-level communications, strategic planning, budget management and external relations will be an asset to the Division and our agency."

Newton has worked at DWD since July 2014 in a variety of roles for the Administrative Services Division and Secretary's Office. Before that, Newton was Vice President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2014. She also worked directly for former Governor Tommy Thompson as well as for a Lieutenant Governor, senator and representatives.

The WC Division administers programs designed to ensure that injured workers receive required benefits from insurers or self-insured employers; encourage rehabilitation and reemployment for injured workers; and promote the reduction of work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Newton's appointment takes effect this week.

For more information visit the Worker's Compensation website

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