Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, August 10, 2009

Grad takes No. 3 spot at state corrections department

1999 La Follette School alum Carrie Templeton is the new executive assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She oversees key activities and is a top adviser to Secretary Rick Raemisch, Deputy Secretary Ismael Ozanne and Governor Jim Doyle on legislative and policy matters.

"Carrie Templeton brings 12 years of legislative and state agency leadership experience to the Department of Corrections, and she will be an asset to our management team," says Raemsich, who appointed Templeton to the No. 3 position in the agency. "Her strong background in policy development and external relations will be critical as we move ahead with smart, cost-effective criminal justice and corrections reforms that reduce recidivism and fulfill our agency's mission of working to keep Wisconsin safe."

Templeton had been executive assistant for the state Department of Revenue, a position she held since June 2007. Prior to that, she was executive assistant at the Department of Financial Institutions starting in September 2005. As the No. 3 person in each agency, Templeton oversees policy development and external relations and serves as a liaison to the Office of Governor Jim Doyle. 

In addition, Templeton has eight years of state legislative experience, including positions as policy director and chief of staff for a former Senate leader. Templeton earned her master's degree in public administration and policy analysis in 1999.  

DOC Secretary Appoints Carrie Templeton as New Executive Assistant, August 6, 2009, Wisconsin Department of Corrections news release