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About the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators | Wisconsin Historical Society

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About the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators

About the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators | Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is both a state agency and a membership organization. The Society's Board of Curators includes eight statutory appointments and up to 30 curators who are selected according to the Society's constitution and bylaws. The three curators appointed by the governor with Senate consent serve staggered three-year terms. The board selects the Society's director, who serves as administrative head of the Society and as secretary to the board.

Board of Curators Members
Angela Bartell
MadisonRetired Judge, Dane County
Donald Schott
MadisonRetired attorney
Greg Huber
WausauRetired Judge, Marathon County
Jeffrey Cheney
SheboyganRetired Senior Vice President-Finance & Chief Financial Officer - Kohler
Christian Overland
MadisonThe Ruth and Hartley Barker Director & CEO, Wisconsin Historical Society
Marcia AndersonVeronaRetired U.S. Army Reserve Major General; Retired Clerk of Court WI Western District U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Cody Schreck

EphraimPresident, Wisconsin Council for Local History
Rep. Jill BillingsLa CrosseWisconsin State Legislator
Tom BoldtAppletonCEO, The Boldt Company
Eric BorgerdingMadisonPresident and CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Mary BuestrinMequonRepublican National Committee
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jeff Buhrandt
MadisonVice President for Univeristy Relations, University of Wisconsin System
Ex-Officio Board Member
Laura Cramer
NeenahPresident, FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society
Ex-Officio Board Member
Patrick Fee
WauwatosaChair, Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Board of Directors
Ramona GonzalezLa CrosseCircuit Court Judge, La Crosse County
Mary Jane HerberDe PereBrown County Library

Joanne Huelsman

WaukeshaRetired Attorney and Wisconsin State Legislator

JP Leary

Green BayAssociate professor at the UW-Green Bay

John Mann

Eau ClaireProfessor at the UW-Eau Claire

Governor Appointee
Beth Meyers

BayfieldFormer State Representative 
Janan NajeebMequonPresident, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
Rep. William PentermanColumbus Wisconsin State Legislator 
Senator LaTonya JohnsonMilwaukeeWisconsin State Legislator 
Lowell PetersonAppletonRetired Cardiologist
Governor Designee
Sondy Pope
Mount HorebFormer Wisconsin State Legislator
Julie RaglandMilwaukeeChief Information Officer, Senior Vice President - Navistar
Thomas Shriner Jr.ShorewoodAttorney
Robert SmithMilwaukeeAssociate Professor, Marquette University Department of History
Leonard SobczakMilwaukeeEastmore Real Estate Mgt.
Jeff SwalveWaunakeeAgency President of AmFam Group 
John ThompsonMadisonFounder, Thompson Investment Management, Inc.
Dr. Chia Youyee VangGlendaleProfessor, UW Milwaukee Department of History
Sen. Van WanggaardRacineWisconsin State Legislator
Governor Appointee
Keene Winters
WausauInvestment Advisor, Great Lakes Financial Management Group
Terri YohoAdellConsultant - Kohler Foundation
Governor Appointee
Cate Zeuske
Green BayConsultant
Aharon ZoreaRichland CenterProfessor of History, University of Wisconsin-Richland Center

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If you would like to reach a board member, please contact the Director's Office at 608-264-6440