Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni News

Portland Business Journal selected Sarah Foster (MPA, MPH ’14) for its 40 under 40 class of 2018. Foster will receive the award June 22 for her work as executive director of the Oregon Healthiest State Initiative.

Nick Heckman (MPA ’12) is one of the presenters at the 2018 University of Wisconsin Obesity Management Summit in Madison on May 18 and 19.

Andy Richards (MA ’92) has been selected as director of UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.

Katie Sanders (MIPA ’05), executive director of the Milwaukee nonprofit organization Safe & Sound, received a Driven to Achieve Award from the Donald Driver Foundation on March 24.

Friday, March 30, 2018

2017 alumni plan to wed in 2019

Classmates Karina Virrueta (MPA ’17) and Mitch Running, who is completing the dual MPA/MPH degree program in May, are planning a summer 2019 wedding.

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Heifetz joins consulting company

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 fastesdt-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.

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