Evers names vets, financial secretaries

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers has appointed two new cabinet secretaries.

Evers announced that Mary Kolar, a retired U.S. Navy captain, will serve as the new state Department of Veterans Affairs secretary. Kathy Blumenfeld, a vice president of a Madison-based benefits administration company, will serve as Department of Financial Institutions secretary.

Evers also announced that Brian Pahnke, an assistant state schools superintendent, as his state budget director.

The governor-elect made the announcements during a news conference in Madison on Friday afternoon.

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