AG-elect Kaul Announces DOJ Appointees

Jan 4 2019

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul today announced five of his appointees. In addition to three new appointees, Kaul will retain two of the previous administration’s appointees.


“I’m proud to announce these five highly qualified appointees,” Kaul said. “Together, we’re going to work to strengthen the Department of Justice and improve public safety in Wisconsin.”


Eric J. Wilson - Deputy Attorney General


Eric Wilson previously worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He will be re-joining the Wisconsin Department of Justice after working for more than 10 years at Godfrey & Kahn.


Wilson graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and received a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1994. Wilson, who received his B.S. in mechanical engineering, graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois in 1990.


Ashley Viste - Chief of Staff


Prior to her work as campaign manager on AG-elect Kaul’s successful campaign, Ashley Viste worked on campaigns for United States Senator Tammy Baldwin, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, and State Senator Dave Hansen. She received her B.A. in political science and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Gillian Drummond - Communications Director


Gillian Drummond was senior advisor to AG-elect Kaul’s campaign. Prior to that, she led campaign communications for Justice Rebecca Dallet’s campaign for state supreme court justice, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Hillary for Wisconsin, and Mayor Tom Barrett. She also served as communications director for State Senator Chris Larson during his term as minority leader. Drummond earned her B.A. in political science, with a focus in public policy, from George Washington University.


Kaul will retain two of the previous administration’s appointees:


Michelle Viste - Director of the Office of Crime Victim Services

Kristen Devitt - Director of the Office of School Safety