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Judy Ziewacz

Judy Ziewacz
Executive Director
Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence

201 W. Washington Avenue, 3rd floor
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

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  • Government and Public Administration
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Judy Ziewacz currently serves as Director of the Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence (OEI) which was created by Governor Doyle on April 5, 2007. Ziewacz has 32 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to OEI, she served as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for four years. Ziewacz served as Chief of Staff to a Wisconsin Congressman in Washington, DC; and as Executive Director of national cooperative development entities. She has managed the legislative agenda at the state and national levels for cooperative trade associations representing all sizes and sectors of the U.S. economy.

You hear a lot these days about “being green.” The green energy movement is real and has created a lot of new employment opportunities as a result. Learn how one of the state’s top leaders in green energy got to where she is. Judy Ziewacz shares how her interest in politics led her to Washington, DC and Capitol Hill as a chief of staff for a Wisconsin member of Congress and then on to lobbying for agriculture and cooperatives at the state and national level. Now back in Wisconsin, she heads the Office of Energy Independence. Could a green energy career be in your future? (Running Time 24:15)