Press Release: DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Makes Leadership Announcements

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Tony Evers, Governor

Kathy Blumenfeld, Secretary

January 12, 2022

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Makes Leadership Announcements

New Appointments for Assistant Deputy Secretary and Division of Facilities and Transportation Services Administrator


Madison, Wis. – Department of Administration Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld announced the appointment of Danielle Williams as Assistant Deputy Secretary. Williams previously served in this role at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) since 2019.

During her tenure at DWD, Ms. Williams guided a major IT modernization effort, developed key stakeholder relationships to support Wisconsin employers and employees, and played a key role in developing the Workforce Innovation Grant program, which DOA partners with DWD in administering. Danielle Williams joined DOA on January 9.

Sanjay Olson was appointed as Division Administrator for the DOA Division of Facilities and Transportation Services (DFTS). Mr. Olson has decades of experience as a civil engineer and served 25 years at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before joining the DOA Division of Facilities Development in 2019. He will begin his new post on January 17. 

“As we kick of the new year, and a new term for Governor Evers, I am excited to have proven leaders join the team to make positive impact for DOA, and the people we serve,” said Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld. “As we continue to improve government services, prudently manage state finances, and modernize our state workplace and workforce, Danielle and Sanjay will be trusted partners in building the future of DOA and the State as a whole.”  

The Division of Facilities and Transportation Services maintains and provides space management services for the Department of Administration building portfolio of over 30 facilities, oversees enterprise real estate and leasing, and manages the operation of mail transportation, record center, and enterprise fleet services.

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