Secretary Blumenfeld Appointed DOA Secretary

DFI Deputy Secretary Cheryll Olson-Collins Appointed Top Post

Today, Governor Tony Evers announced Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld will be leaving the agency to lead the Department of Administration (DOA) effective January 17, 2022. Gov. Evers also announced the appointment of current DFI Deputy Secretary Cheryll Olson-Collins to the agency’s top post upon Blumenfeld’s departure.

“The Wisconsin Bankers Association extends our appreciation to Sec. Blumenfeld for her public service and management of DFI and congratulates her on her appointment to lead the Department of Administration,” said Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. “Our association and members are grateful to Kathy for her collaboration and engagement with the banking industry, and for her steady leadership during the economic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish her the best in her new role.”

“WBA also congratulates Deputy Secretary Olson-Collins on her appointment to serve as DFI Secretary,” said Oswald Poels. “Cheryll has a breadth of experience and has served Wisconsin’s financial institutions well throughout her time at DFI. We look forward to working with Cheryll in this new, and well-deserved, leadership role.”