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About the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators

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
Conrad Goodkind
Whitefish BayPartner, Quarles & Brady
Brian Rude
Coon ValleyVice President, External and Member Relations, Dairyland Power Cooperative
William O'Connor
MadisonAttorney, Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, SC
Ellsworth H. Brown
MadisonThe Ruth and Hartley Barker Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
Ex-Officio Board Member
Lane Earns
OshkoshProvost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Staff, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Ex-Officio Board Member
Terry Thiessen
New HolsteinPresident, Wisconsin Council for Local History
Ex-Officio Board Member
Christopher Berry
MiddletonRetired Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
Ex-Officio Board Member
Laura Cramer
MukwonagoPresident, FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society
Dave AndersonWausauDistrict Director, 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin
Jon AngeliLancasterRetired Director, Grant County Department of Social Services
Angela BartellMiddletonRetired Judge, Dane County
Sid Bremer
Green BayDean Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Marinette
Laurie DeWitt DavidsonMarinetteRetired Director of Human Resources, Engstrom Helicopter Corporation
Norbert Hill Jr.OneidaDirector of Education and Training, Oneida Nation
John O. HolzhueterMazomanieRetired Staff Member, Wisconsin Historical Society
Greg HuberWausauJudge, Marathon County Circuit Court
Joanne HuelsmanWaukeshaRetired Attorney and Wisconsin State Legislator
Carol McChesney JohnsonBlack EarthPresident, Taliesin Preservation Inc.
Will JonesMadisonProfessor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rep. Steve KestellElkhart LakeWisconsin State Legislator
Ellen LangillWaukeshaProfessor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Chloris Lowe Jr.New LisbonOwner, Lowe Consulting
Lowell PetersonAppletonRetired Cardiologist
Jerry PhillipsBayfieldOwner, Old Rittenhouse Inn
Sen. Fred A. RisserMadisonWisconsin State Legislator
Walter RuglandAppletonRetired Executive Vice President, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Michael SchmudlachBrooklynOwner, Mike Schmudlach Builders
Sen. Dale SchultzRichland CenterWisconsin State Legislator
Sam ScintaOnalaskaPublisher, Fulcrum Publishing
Thomas Shriner Jr.ShorewoodPartner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
John ThompsonMadisonFounder, Thompson Investment Management, Inc.
R. William Van SantBayfieldOperating Partner, Stone Arch Capital, LLC
Aharon ZoreaRichland CenterAssistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Richland Center

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