Ed Eberle Joins Groups as Director of Environmental Policy and Project Manager

Aug 5, 2022 | Press Release

State Capitol

Madison, Wis. — The Institute for Reforming Government is pleased to announce they are adding yet another cabinet-level leader to their team with the hiring of Ed Eberle. With years of experience at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Ed will join the team of the Wisconsin-based think tank and serve as the organization’s director of environmental policy and project manager.

Serving as deputy secretary in Governor Walker’s DNR, Eberle brings a wealth of experience and know-how to IRG as the group aims to create efficiencies and right-size government in Wisconsin. With 20 years of experience working in state and local government, beyond his time at the DNR, Ed has also served as a policy advisor within the state legislature.

“I could not be more pleased to welcome Ed to the rapidly growing team at IRG. As our group ramps up our efforts to reform state government, Ed’s first-hand experience will be a true asset in our work to promote economic growth here in Wisconsin.

“As IRG’s policy team grows, we will continue to be a leading force for comprehensive and accurate research, analysis and review of state agencies, and for the development of reforms that put Wisconsin at the forefront of conservative governance.”
– CJ Szafir, President, IRG

Eberle joins Szafir, Chris Reader (Executive Vice President), Madison Hartmann (Director of External Affairs), Quinton Klabon (Senior Research Director), and Alex Ignatowski (Director of State Budget and Government Reform) as a full-time employee, bringing the IRG team from one to six full-time employees in two years. This is in addition to six policy fellows like Michael Brickman who all bring a wealth of experience in their work within the Walker and Trump Administrations.

“I am looking forward to joining the IRG team and working to grow policies that advance economic opportunities in Wisconsin. IRG is a leader in developing and delivering policy initiatives that put the people of Wisconsin first. I look forward to aiding IRG in their goals and adding my expertise to their outstanding team.”
– Ed Eberle, Director of Environmental Policy and Project Manager

As he begins his new role, Ed Eberle can be contacted by emailing: [email protected].