Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turner guides people toward solutions

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After three years practicing law with a focus on corporate transactions, general business law, health-care regulation and international trade, Andrew Turner became vice president of lending services with Forward Community Investments in 2010. He then joined the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Starting in fall 2014, he will become a full-time lecturer with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

Helping people who face complex situations make sense of how to arrive at solutions is at the core of 2008 alum Andrew J. Turner’s philosophy. An attorney with the corporate practice group of Godfrey & Kahn’s office in Madison, Wisconsin, Turner uses his understanding of how public policy is crafted to help clients, especially those in the health-care sector, understand public policies and regulations.

While enrolled at the La Follette School in the public affairs and law dual-degree program, Turner served as a legal and policy intern in the Office of the Governor of Wisconsin. Before graduate school, he directed the community training and organizational support program for the Center for Regional Studies in Tarija, Bolivia, where he developed and oversaw projects that helped Guaraní communities navigate legal and political reforms.

A graduate of the Microfinance Training Programme in Boulder, Colorado, Turner worked with international microfinance and credit unions. He was also a faculty member and advisory board member in the commercial engineering department at San Bernardo University in Bolivia, where he taught courses in anthropology and research methods.

— article last updated June 15, 2014