Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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MADISON – Department of Workforce Development Division of Employment and Training (DET) Administrator Chytania Brown has been appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to lead Employ Milwaukee, the state's largest workforce development board in terms of number of people served. She takes the role of Executive Director at Employ Milwaukee after being appointed as Administrator of DET in 2017. Prior to that role, she held the position of Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Compliance for Employ Milwaukee for approximately four years. She has over 20 years of experience as a workforce development professional.
"It has been a pleasure working with DWD and the new leadership in developing new strategies to transform the workforce system to be more reflective to the needs of the 21st Century," Brown said. "I look forward to my continued work with DWD at both the local and regional level."
While at DWD, Brown oversaw the creation of the Mobile Career Center, worked with numerous employers and labor organizations in creating customized, public-private workforce strategies, and played a key role in bringing job centers into Wisconsin correctional facilities.
"Employ Milwaukee gains a talented workforce professional in Chytania. She is an established leader and Employ Milwaukee will accomplish great things under her leadership," DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman said. "I look forward to working with her in her new role, to help bring more family-supporting employment opportunities to the City of Milwaukee and the surrounding communities."