A diverse group of more than 30 state lawmakers, legislative staff members, legislative service agency analysts, and staff from the Governor’s office attended the second Office Hours at the Capitol – presented by the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the La Follette School – on Wednesday, May 16.
The Wisconsin Ethics Commission unanimously selected Brian Bell (MPA ’10) as its first administrator. Bell currently serves as a budget and policy analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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.
The accelerated program was a perfect fit for me because I was initially excited to enter the job market with my undergraduate degree but unsure of what to do. The La Follette MPA program has offered so many new possibilities and has helped me narrow my path for a future career.
David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.
La Follette School alumni Peter Barca (MA ’83) and Randy Romanski (MA ’95) have accepted positions in Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration.
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.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson shared his commitment to The Wisconsin Idea – the principle that the university is intricately tied to the state – in the most recent issue of Public Administration Review (PAR).
La Follette School Associate Professor Manny Teodoro will participate in a panel discussion about democracy in the United States in the aftermath of the November elections on Monday, December 7 at 5 p.m.