Secretary-designee of the Department of Administration
Kathy Blumenfeld was selected as the secretary-designee of the Department of Administration by Gov. Tony Evers and began her role in January 2022. From 2019 to 2021, Kathy led the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, where her priorities included financial literacy and protecting consumers from financial fraud. Prior to state service, she was the executive vice president of special operations at TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), leading a federal contract modernizing the workplace charitable giving program for all federal employees and retirees. Kathy previously served as vice president of lending and payment security at CUNA Mutual Group, where she worked for 26 years, co-founded the Women's Leadership Network, and served on the Diversity and Inclusion Council. She also served 10 years on the board of Summit Credit Union, culminating in the role of board chair, and recently served on the Unity Point Meriter Board of Directors. Kathy began her career as a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of three books, and is passionate about community service, philanthropy, and tennis.