Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth: Names John D. Wilson as Volunteer of the Year

For Immediate Release – February 2006

Beth Gengle 608-271-1617 ext. 34
e-mail: [email protected]
Melissa Bleiler 608-271-1617 ext. 32
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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) has named John D. Wilson, partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and chairman of WCATY’s Board, as “Volunteer of the Year” for 2005. Wilson joined WCATY’s Board in 2001, and has acted as Board Chair since January 2004.

Every year WCATY recognizes one of its many volunteers who so believe in the necessity of talent development and of WCATY that they generously give of their time, talent and treasure.

“In 2005, a year of challenges as well as exciting development, John really stepped up to the plate,” says Ellie Schatz, Ph.D., president of WCATY. “We owe John a thank you for his determination, persistence, organizational leadership, calm assurances, and, yes, his time. John and his firm, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, demonstrate civic giving at its best.”

For more information, please contact WCATY at 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI 53713, 608-271-1617, FAX 608-271-8080, website: www.wcaty.org, e-mail: [email protected]

The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) is proud to offer many opportunities for talented students in Wisconsin. These include online programs during the school year, and accelerated courses through residential programs during the summer months. WCATY is an accredited organization through the NCA-CATI. In addition, WCATY is affiliated with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development through which 3rd – 9th grade students who score in the 95th percentile and above on standardized tests can participate in Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS). For more information on WCATY, visit www.wcaty.org.

About John D. Wilson
John Wilson is a partner in the Land and Resources Practice Group and the Government & Public Policy Focus Group. Mr. Wilson is also the coordinator of the firm’s Energy and Telecommunications Focus Group. His practice is concentrated in all aspects of public utility law including electric, natural gas and telecommunications. Mr. Wilson is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Government and Public Policy Practice Group and has helped to develop the firm’s growing practice in the area of government relations. The government relations practice has allowed the Firm to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients’ complex business issues. The practice focuses on providing strategic advice and counsel with the added ability to implement solutions in the legislative and regulatory arenas.