(Green Bay, WI ) -- WBAY-TV reports that Governor Scott Walker has tapped Green Bay native Kyle Roskam to serve as Wisconsin’s director of federal government relations. He will serve as the liaison between the federal and state government.
“Roskam will work on behalf of state agencies, members of the administration, and others to advocate for federal government related policies that benefit Wisconsin residents,” said Gov. Walker’s press secretary Laurel Patrick in a written statement.
He previously worked for Rep. Reid Ribble, (R – Green Bay) as a legislative assistant and most recently served as U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s (R – Fond Du Lac) legislative director.
Roskam is a graduate of Green Bay West High School and received bachelor’s degrees in both economics and political science from the University of St. Thomas. He will start a master’s degree in economic policy at Johns Hopkins University in the summer.
Walker’s former director of federal relations, Wendy Riemann, is leaving the administration to begin consulting work in the private sector.
Roskam began his new role Oct. 15. The Walker administration made the announcement Friday.