Jack Salzwedel, the board chairman and outgoing chief executive officer of Madison-based American Family Insurance, is joining the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board of directors.

Gov. Tony Evers announced today he was appointing Salzwedel to the WEDC board. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Rebecca Cooke (who is running for Congress) from the board.

“Under Jack’s leadership as chairman and CEO, American Family has seen exceptional growth and development, and I have no doubt he will bring that same vision and expertise to the WEDC board,” Evers said in a statement. “As we continue working together to make sure our state and local communities bounce back from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and ensure our continued economic recovery, Jack will be a great addition at the WEDC.”

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