Leadership Wisconsin: Elects new board members and officers

Contact: Kimberly Clist, (608) 263-0817, [email protected]

MADISON—For nearly 30 years Leadership Wisconsin has been providing communities, businesses, and organizations with leaders who have a broader vision, a clearer understanding of themselves and the world, as well as a clearer appreciation of the interdependence of issues. Leadership Wisconsin recently elected new board members and officers.

Newly elected board members are:

Shaun Duvall, Alumni representative, SJD Language & Culture Services, Puentes/Bridges, Inc., Alma

James Morgan, Vice President, Wisconsin Manufacturing & Commerce, Madison

Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association, Madison

Jennifer Ondrejka, Alumni, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Board for Developmental Disabilities, Madison

Annie Smith, Alumni, Retired Nurse, Milwaukee.

Newly elected officers are:

President, Gerilynn Perkins, Alumni, Director, Enrollment Management & Judicial Affairs, Rock Valley College, Beloit

Vice President, Bill Rizzo, Seminar Chair, Community & Economic Development Educator, Dane County Extension, Madison

Treasurer, Marv Prestrud, Alumni, Co-owner, Prestrud Dairy LLC, Prairie Farm.

The signature program of Leadership Wisconsin is a two-year curriculum providing fellows with first-hand experience through state, national and international travel enabling them to have a broader understanding of the world, its people and their relationships to our communities. To be selected all fellows must have demonstrated prior leadership capacity through state or local activities. Fellows reflect the diversity and richness of backgrounds and cultures of Wisconsin, yet they share a common desire to actively help solve their community’s issues. It is the only statewide leadership program in Wisconsin. In 2003 the W. K. Kellogg Foundation recognized us as “one of the exemplary leadership development programs in the nation.”

“Our fellows are leaders from around the state of Wisconsin who are active in their communities, organizations, or businesses. They are passionate and motivated to make things happen.” JoAnn Stormer, Executive Director, said.

For more information, visit http://www.LeadershipWisconsin.org or contact Leadership Wisconsin at UW Extension, 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53703; phone (608)263-0817; fax (608)262-4231;

E-mail [email protected]