Kevin A. Carr, Secretary
Kevin A. Carr is the Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Kevin previously worked as the U.S. Marshal in the Eastern District of Wisconsin and was appointed to that position by President Barack Obama. Previously, he spent 30 years working in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office where he held numerous positions including Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Inspector, and Inspector. As Inspector, Carr served as the second in charge of daily operations for the agency. He was instrumental in the creation of the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Council.
Secretary Carr holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management and an associate's degree in criminal justice from Concordia University. He has received post-graduate certificates from Harvard University, the FBI National Academy, and Northwestern University.
Amy Pechacek, Deputy Secretary
Amy Pechacek serves the Department of Corrections as the Deputy Secretary. Amy is a government administration strategist with two decades of executive leadership experience, including directing numerous complex public programs serving multimillion-member constituencies. She previously managed all risks, liabilities, and life safety issues associated with Milwaukee County’s comprehensive operations including law enforcement, jail and juvenile detention, courts, and behavioral health services. For the past decade she has been involved in public policy development and acted in advisory roles for multiple practice areas associated with local and large-scale governmental administration, specializing in crisis management for compliance related damage mitigation and program recovery. Amy began her career as a licensed private detective focused on fraud investigations, and has traveled the country extensively working undercover.
Deputy Secretary Pechacek earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and has a master's degree in public policy and public administration from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper School for Public Service.