Former state legislator Dale Kooyenga has been named to the newly created job of Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce senior vice president.

That makes him the No. 2 executive at  the Milwaukee area’s largest business group − whose current long-time president, Tim Sheehy, is nearing retirement age.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported in October that MMAC was crafting a succession plan that included creating the position now being filled by Kooyenga.

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