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
Greg Huber
WausauJudge, Marathon County Circuit Court
Angela Bartell
MiddletonRetired Judge, Dane County
Christian Overland
MadisonThe Ruth and Hartley Barker Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
Walter Rugland
AppletonRetired Executive Vice President, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Past President
Brian Rude
Coon ValleyVice President, External and Member Relations, Dairyland Power Cooperative
Ex-Officio Board Member
Greg Summers
MadisonDesignee of President of UW System
Ex-Officio Board Member
Ex-Officio Board Member
Theresa Richards
Marshfield Chair, Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Board of Directors
Ex-Officio Board Member
Phillip Schauer
JanesvillePresident, FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society
Cate ZeuskeGreen BayConsultant (Governor Appointee)
Mary BuestrinMequonRepublican National Committee
Ramona GonzalezLa CrosseCircuit Court Judge, La Crosse County
Mary Jane HerberDe PereBrown County Library
Rep. Cody HorlacherMukwonagoWisconsin State Legislator
Joanne HuelsmanWaukeshaRetired Attorney and Wisconsin State Legislator
Carol McChesney JohnsonBlack EarthConsultant
James KlauserPewaukeeAttorney
Thomas MaxwellMarinettePresident, Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust
Susan McLeodEau ClaireFormer Director, Chippewa Valley Museum
Lowell PetersonAppletonRetired Cardiologist
Sen. Fred A. RisserMadisonWisconsin State Legislator
Donald SchottMadisonAttorney
Thomas Shriner Jr.ShorewoodAttorney
Robert SmithMilwaukeeAssociate Professor, Marquette University Department of History
Leonard SobczakMilwaukeeEastmore Real Estate Mgt.
John ThompsonMadisonFounder, Thompson Investment Management, Inc.
Dr. Chia Youyee VangGlendaleProfessor, UW Milwaukee Department of History
Sen. Van WanggaardRacineWisconsin State Legislator
Keene WintersWausauInvestment Advisor, Great Lakes Financial Management Group (Governor Appointee)
Rep. Jill BillingsLa CrosseeWisconsin State Legislator
Terri YohoAdellConsultant - Kohler Foundation
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