WEDC board approves $195,000 salary for new CEO Melissa Hughes

Incoming Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. CEO Melissa Hughes will make the same amount as her predecessor, or just under $200,000 a year.

WEDC spokesman David Callender said the WEDC board approved Hughes’ $195,000 salary at its Wednesday meeting. Hughes’ salary is the same as former CEO Mark Hogan, who resigned earlier this month after four years of service.

Hughes most recently served as La Farge-based cooperative Organic Valley’s chief mission officer and general counsel since 2003. She was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers earlier this month to lead WEDC. She was selected from 28 applicants narrowed down to six finalists and is the first woman to be appointed to serve as WEDC’s secretary....

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