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Moroney named DNR deputy secretary

Newly appointed Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has appointed Matt Moroney, former executive director of the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee, and state Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, to the Nos. 2 and 3 spots in the agency, respectively.

As deputy secretary, Moroney, a Waukesha attorney, will oversee day-to-day operations of the agency.

Gunderson, a long-time legislator, will take the lead in wildlife-related issues and will build DNR’s relationship with the Legislature, according to a news release from the DNR.

Moroney, an Iowa native, has been an attorney at DeWitt Ross and Stevens the last two years.

Gunderson grew up in Racine County. For the past 16 years, he has represented the 83rd District in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He has been on the Assembly Natural Resources Committee all eight sessions, serving as vice chairman and four years as chairman. He lives in Waterford.

Stepp will be interviewing and selecting administrators for the DNR’s six divisions over the next two weeks, according to the release.


  1. Great news. Now that most of the children (democrats) have been fired from Wisconsin government positions of power, our new governor is putting in place, good people from the private sector who can finally make wise decisions at the DNR.
    Wisconsin needs to learn that Democrats are not the “thinking” people in our society and some of the Republicans that act like foolish democrats need to be fired as well. We are watching you.

  2. I feel sorry for the likes of Chet Thomas and those of his ilk. Walker, the morally bankrupty governor, will destroy the Great State of Wisconsin.

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