From an economic standpoint, Walworth County is very strong. This is good for locals businesses and good for businesses looking to locate here.
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Walworth County Administrator/Corporation Counsel
As county administrator, David Bretl is the chief administrative officer of the county and takes care that every county ordinance and state or federal law is observed, enforced and administered within Walworth County. Bretl also serves as corporation counsel for the county. Under his leadership, Bretl worked with the county board to achieve a no-debt status last year, making Walworth County the only county to obtain this status. And he routinely makes dull topics engaging through his adept use of humor.
President, Wisconsin Policy Forum
Rob Henken is the President of the Wisconsin Policy Forum. Rob joined the Wisconsin Policy Forum (previously Public Policy Forum) in 2008. Rob has authored or co-authored four reports that won national awards from the Governmental Research Association. He was named one of Milwaukee’s 100 most influential leaders in The Milwaukee Business Journal’s annual “Power Book” in 2012 and one of Milwaukee’s “Game Changers” by M Magazine in 2013.
Economist from the Department of Workforce Development
Tom Walsh is a Labor Market Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Tom started covering the seven county southeastern Wisconsin region in March of 2019. Prior to this position, he was a Data Analyst for Milwaukee Area Technical College and worked in multiple roles for DWD.