Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni News

Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) joined CBRE as the Greater DC Area Leader of Market Research and Analysis.

Michael Heifetz (MA ’91) joined Michael Best Strategies in December 2017. He is leading the state and federal healthcare practice at Michael Best, one of the nation’s fast-growing business-to-business consulting companies.

UW-Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being is sponsoring a presentation by La Follette School alumna Erika Cheng (MPA ’11) on Wednesday, March 14.

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) named Raul Leon (MIPA ’07, PhD ’10) as one of its eight Forward under 40 recipients for 2018.

Mark Nicolini (MA ’83) retired in September 2017 as the city of Milwaukee’s budget and management director, a position he had held since 2004. Throughout his career, he has shared his expertise with and provided guidance to dozens of La Follette School students.

Two La Follette School alumni – Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) and Sara Koliner (MPA ’14) – are among the panelists for the next Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) briefing.

David Boardman (MPA ’16) has joined the University of Wisconsin System as a government relations specialist. Most recently, Boardman was a legislative aide for State Rep. Joan Ballweg.

Brenda Mayrack (MPA, JD ’08) was appointed Delaware’s state escheator in the Department of Finance. In her new role, Mayrack will direct the state’s Office of Unclaimed Property.

State Rep. Gordon Hintz (MPA ’01) began his duties as Assembly minority leader October 1. Hintz, a state lawmaker from Oshkosh, was elected by his colleagues to replace Rep. Peter Barca (MA ’83), who resigned.

Katie Maguire-Jack (MPA ’06) and two colleagues received a $3 million grant to address substance abuse problems in Ohio. Maguire-Jack, who received her doctorate in social welfare from UW–Madison, is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.

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