Posted Monday, November 18, 2012 --- 5:22 p.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A longtime top official with the state's chamber of commerce is leaving his post to start a public relations firm.
James Buchen announced his departure Monday from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce after working 26 years with the powerful lobbying group.
Buchen currently serves as senior vice president of government relations and will leave at the end of the year.
Buchen says his new firm will partner with Hamilton Consulting in Madison and provide a full range of public affairs services.
During his time at WMC, Buchen managed government relations, communications and public relations, litigation, political affairs and membership.
Copyright 2012: Associated Press
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.