New WEDC leader announced

Melissa “Missy” Hughes, formerly of Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative, has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to lead the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC).

"With her background helping small businesses and family farms, coupled with her experience navigating complex governmental, regulatory, trade, and business matters, Missy Hughes will be an incredible asset to our team as we work to grow an economy that works for everyone,” the governor said in a statement.

Hughes replaces Mark Hogan, who resigned Sept. 3. Hughes takes the reins Oct. 1.