Dan Hereth, Secretary
Dan Hereth was appointed Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services in August 2022. Secretary Hereth has spent his career in public service. He had previously served as the agency assistant deputy secretary since January 2019. Before that, he served as the Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Gwen Moore since 2007.
Hereth is a Watertown, WI native and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Donna V. Moreland, Deputy Secretary
Donna V. Moreland was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services in October 2020. She serves as the chief operating officer for the agency, providing managerial oversight across the agency's divisions.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining state service, she worked in law firm administration for more than 15 years at several firms, most recently at Perkins Coie, LLP, and before that at Boardman & Clark, LLP, and Quarles & Brady, LLP.
Deputy Secretary Moreland also served as alderperson for District 7 on the Madison Common Council from April 2019 until her appointment as DSPS deputy secretary. She has also served on various city committees and commissions as well as in leadership roles for several non-profit boards since arriving in Madison in 2002.
Assistant Deputy Secretary
Jennifer Garrett was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services in August 2022. She serves as the chief of staff for the Secretary, managing external affairs for the agency including media, legislative, and external stakeholders. Additionally, she serves as the liaison with the governor's staff and other agencies. Before that, she served as director of public affairs. She joined the agency in July 2019 as communications director.
Garrett is an Indiana native. She has a bachelor degree in communications and English from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She also earned her J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.