Dennis Winters
Chief Economist and Director, Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support


  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Workforce development

Dennis Winters is a nationally recognized expert on human resource challenges in the competitive global economic environment. He has given presentations to numerous audiences, including the Milken Global Conference, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Education Writers Association, the Telluride Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment, the Loyola Law School Policy Forum on Early Education, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Winters has served as an advisor to private industry, government agencies, and elected federal, state and local officials. He has testified before governmental investigative bodies, appeared in TV and radio interviews, and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Investors Daily, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and other national publications. Winters’ areas of focus include regional and national macroeconomics, energy and labor markets, and economic impact analysis. His current titles are chief economist, director of the Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support, and labor market information director for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.