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WEDC sheds three more vice presidents

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced the departure of three vice presidents last week.

The state’s job-creation agency continued to shed top executives with the announced departure of three vice presidents over the past week.

On Friday, new CEO Mark Hogan informed the WEDC board that Brandon Duck, the board’s fifth chief financial officer in the four years since its creation, is leaving after seven months to take a leadership position with an international development nonprofit group in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, Hogan announced that Jake Kuester, vice president of credit and risk since April 2013, will leave to take a job closer to family in Minnesota as a regional manager of lending at Wells Fargo.

Also, Christine Lick, vice president of human resources, is taking a similar job at a Madison-area company.

WEDC has faced high turnover among top executives in recent years as it faced a series of critical audits and news reports about financial mismanagement. Hogan is the agency’s third CEO, and WEDC also recently promoted its third chief operating officer and third vice president of economic and community development.

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