A Message from Commissioner Braun

August 24, 2017

Dear DWD Friends and Colleagues:

It is with mixed emotions, tempered with a great sense of gratitude that I come to you today to announce my resignation as Commissioner, effective August 30, 2017. While I am excited about what the future may hold, it’s not easy leaving such an outstanding organization that has been behind me every step of the way over the past three years.

I want to personally thank the members of our leadership team for all the support I have received during my time here at DWD, and it is quite clear that much of what we have been able to accomplish can be directly tied to the efforts of all of you. It certainly has been a total team effort. And while the accomplishments have been both significant and ongoing, I am confident that I am leaving the agency with a strong team firmly in place, with a clear sense of direction on building on all the progress we have made over the past three years. Even though I am departing, the mission will continue. We have indeed transformed the agency into something very special, and with your continued support, I know the best is yet to come.

While my time as Commissioner will conclude on August 30, I will make myself available to the DWD leadership team to help ensure a seamless and positive transition.

Thank you again for all you do on behalf of DWD, I wish you nothing but the best in the days and years to follow.