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June 2017 Headlines


Forging Forward: Croatia’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Through Turmoil & Transition

It’s time to embark on your journey of leadership development and international exploration. Applications are posted for the International Travel Seminar to Croatia! Join Leadership Wisconsin as a Seminar Scholar for this exciting 15-day educational opportunity. See our digital brochure for more information. Read More…


A Heartfelt Farewell to Kim Clist, Program Coordinator

It is a bittersweet goodbye for Leadership Wisconsin as we say farewell and thank you to Kim Clist, our Program Coordinator (and so much more) for the last eight years. She has made tremendous contributions to Leadership Wisconsin as we grow leaders and build a stronger Wisconsin.
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National Policy Seminar Teaches Group XVII Important Lessons

Mary Hookham of Group XVII offers an insightful reflection of the Fellow’s experience in Washington D.C. where they studied national policy as it relates to their communities in Wisconsin. Read about their adventures in our nation’s capital.
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Group XVII Fellow Feature: Aurora Conley

Get to know Group XVII, the current group of Fellows in Leadership Wisconsin’s Signature Program. Aurora is from Bad River, Wisconsin where she works as the Litigation Support Specialist for the Bad River Tribe’s Legal Department. She is passionate about resiliency and perseverance as it relates to Native communities and Native youth. Read More…

Alumni Updates

Joel Kroenke (Group VII) hosted another concert at his home this month for the Cotter Creek House Concert Series. Upcoming concert dates include Mean Mary on July 9, Yata, Sinz, Orfirld Trio on July 19, and Indigie Femme on August 19.

Robert Nigh (Group VII) remembers a family barn fire that occurred a year ago and the support from his WRLP/Leadership Wisconsin family. Members of Group VII planted a tree for the Nigh family that is still growing and healthy on the farm.

William Parke-Sutherland (Group XV) has taken a new position as the Health Policy Engagement Coordinator at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. He is working on health policy and outreach and engagement around those issues. His current focus is on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

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Thank Your For Your Support

Leadership Wisconsin would not exist without the incredible support of our alumni and friends. Thank you to the following supporters for their generous donations.

Margaret Burlingham (Group X)
Michael & Joanne Haney (tuition sponsors)
Mary Maier (Group XII), in memory of Ayse Somersan
Jim & Ronda Schwentz
Cindy Vana (Group XV)

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