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MADISON - Today, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen appointed Dean F. Stensberg to be the Executive Assistant for the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Mr. Stensberg most recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Stensberg began his career in state service as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin Assembly. He joined former Governor Tommy G. Thompson's Executive Office staff in 1988 serving as Special Assistant to the Governor until 1995 when he was named Executive Assistant to Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Sullivan. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in February, Stensberg served at the Department of Corrections for ten years as a Policy Advisor in the Division of Community Corrections and then a Classification Specialist in the Bureau of Classification and Movement.
"Dean is uniquely qualified to serve as my Executive Assistant based on his twenty plus years of state service." Van Hollen said. "From his work in the Legislature, the Governor's Office, and both management and line-level responsibilities in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Dean brings a wealth of state government experience and perspective to my efforts to enhance public safety and support law enforcement."
In addition to serving on the Attorney General's executive staff, Mr. Stensberg's responsibilities will include the supervision of the Attorney General's calendar and public appearances. He will continue as the Department's Custodian of Public Records. His salary has been set at $104,251.00 per year.
"I am gratified to serve Attorney General Van Hollen as he continues to lead the Department of Justice in its mission as Wisconsin's top law enforcement authority and our state's law firm," Stensberg said.
Mr. Stensberg is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin and makes his home in Middleton, Wisconsin.