Gov.-Elect Scott Walker has filled out his senior level staff with the announcement of four individuals who will step into their roles on Jan. 3.
Eric Schutt will be Walker's deputy chief of staff, Brian Hagedorn will be his chief legal counsel, Ryan Murray will be director of policy and legislative affairs and Chris Schrimpf will serve as communications director, according to a press release sent Wednesday morning from press secretary Cullen Werwie.
Werwie and chief of staff Keith Gilkes had been announced earlier as members of Walker's staff.
"I am thrilled with the highly qualified senior-level staff the transition team has assembled," said transition director John Hiller.
Schutt, vice-president of state government affairs at UnitedHealth Group, had worked in the Wisconsin Legislature as chief of staff to Rep. Kitty Rhoades in 2007-08 and Sen. Joe Leibham in 2005-06. He also was deputy campaign manager for Republican governor candidate Mark Green in 2006.
Hagedorn, an assistant attorney general in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, also served as a law clerk at the Wisconsin Supreme Court and worked in private practice at the Foley & Lardner law firm in Milwaukee.
Murray was policy director for Walker's gubernatorial campaign and had previously worked as chief of staff for Sen. Randy Hopper and communications director for Sen. Scott Fitzgerald.
Schrimpf, director of political communications for the Republican Governors Association, served as the association's spokesman during the 37 gubernatorial races in 2010.
Walker's inauguration as governor is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 3.