FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2013
CONTACT: Stephanie Smiley, (608)
RENEE O’DAY NAMED ASSISTANT DEPUTY SECRETARY
MADISON—Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty
Rhoades announced the appointment of Renee O’Day as Assistant Deputy
Secretary effective September 16, 2013.
“Renee’s energy and experience will be a tremendous asset to our
department at this exciting time,” said Secretary Rhoades, “I’m thankful
that she has decided to join my team once again, returning to the
workforce after taking some time to care for her family. I am familiar
with Renee’s work and her work ethic and I am thrilled to have her
O’Day previously served as a legislative aide for then Representative
Rhoades where she was a liaison between constituents and various state
government agencies. Prior to that, she worked in Lieutenant Governor
Margaret Farrow’s office as her scheduler.
Her legal experience includes working as an Associate Attorney with
Crivello Carlson, S.C., where she represented individuals and insurance
companies in defending civil lawsuits, including products liability,
property damage and personal injury matters.
In addition, O’Day currently serves as a Compass Steering Committee
Member at St. Monica Parish and has held several leadership positions
within various committees of the Junior League of Milwaukee, an
organization of women whose mission is to train volunteers for community
O’Day is a 1999 graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison with a
Bachelor of Science in economics. She received her law degree from the
University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Law in 2006.
O’Day replaces Andrew Hitt, who was recently appointed as Assistant
Deputy Secretary at the Department of Administration.
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September 11, 2013