Council Members

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Officers / Executive Board

Bill LuedersBill Lueders
President
(Public member)
The Progressive
30 W. Mifflin St., Suite 703
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 669-4712
Christa WesterbergChrista Westerberg
Co-Vice President
(Public member)
Pines Bach LLP
122 W Washington Ave, Ste. 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-0101
April BarkerApril Barker
Co-Vice President
(Public member)
Schott, Bublitz & Engel S.C.
16655 West Bluemound Road, Suite 270
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262)827-9004
Dee HallDee Hall
FOIC Secretary
(Public Member)
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3642
Bob DrechselBob Drechsel
FOIC Treasurer
(Public member)
UW School of Journalism
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-3394
drechsel@facstaff.wisc.edu
Beth BennettBeth Bennett
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
Executive Director, Wisconsin Newspaper Association
34 Schroeder Court, Suite 220
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 283-7621
Michelle VetterkindMichelle Vetterkind
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
Executive Director, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
44 E. Mifflin St. Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2600

Council Members

The bylaws call for 11 representatives of member organizations: three representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, three from the Wisconsin Associated Press, three from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association/Broadcast News Council, and two from the Society of Professional Journalists.. The bylaws also allow for up to 12 public members. The group can have as many associate (nonvoting) members as it pleases.

Representatives of Member Organizations

Dave Zweifel
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
The Capital Times
1901 Fish Hatchery Road
P.O. Box 8060
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 252-6410
dzweifel@madison.com
Dave Haynes (George Stanley, Ernie Franzen)
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
Managing Editor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
333 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0661
(414) 224-2248
Sam Martino
(Society of Professional Journalists)
528 Dennis Drive
Madison, WI 53708
(262) 366-4762
martinos@uww.edu
Steve Lovejoy
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
The Journal Times, Racine – Emeritus
5639 Rachel Glen
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 902-8613
Tom Bier
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WISC-TV
7025 Raymond Road
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 277-5171
Sean Dwyer
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WXOW-TV
P.O. Box C-4019
La Crosse, WI 54602-4019
(507) 895-9969
Rusty Cunningham
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
La Crosse Tribune
401 North Third Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 782-9710
Ivan Moreno
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
Associated Press – Milwaukee Bureau
333 W. State Street
First Floor – Associated Press
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 225-3580
Vacancies
None

Public members

Bob Dreps
Godfrey & Kahn
P.O. Box 2719
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 257-3911
Dick Record
WIZM AM/FM
P.O. Box 99
La Crosse, WI 54602
(608) 796-2505
Andy Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
5006 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3642
John Foust
235 South Main Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-5200
Orville Seymer
Citizens for Responsible Government
P.O. Box 371086
Milwaukee, WI 53237
(414) 573-8709
Larry Gallup
Post-Crescent Media
306 W. Washington St.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 993-1000, Ext. 375

Jonathan Anderson
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
144 N. Central Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 898-7010
andjonc@gmail.com

Tom Kamenick
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
1139 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 727-6368
Tom@will-law.org

Neil Johnson
The Janesville Gazette
One South Parker Drive
P.O. Box 5001
Janesville, WI 53547-5001
(414) 727-6368
njohnson@gazetteextra.com

Ernst-Ulrich Franzen
7836 St. Anne Court
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 510-5575
eufranzen1@gmail.com

Steven Potter
(Public member)
3625 Novick Dr.
Madison, WI 53704
(414) 745-8672
stevenpotter.reporter@gmail.com

Paul Johnson
(Public member)
701 Walter St.
Spooner, WI 54801
(715) 416-2842
whitepineinvestigations@gmail.com

Matt DeFour
(Public member)
1901 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 252-6144
mdefour@madison.com

Joanna Beilman-Dulin
(Public member)
One Wisconsin Now
152 W. Johnson Street #214
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-0677
joanna@onewisconsinnow.org

Kyle Geissler
(Public member)
Wisconsin Newspaper Association
34 Schroeder Court, Suite 220
Madison, WI  53711
(608) 283-7621
kgeissler@wi-broadcasters.org

James Friedman
(Public member)
Godfrey & Kahn
P.O. Box 2719
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 257-3911
jfriedman@gklaw.com