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 13 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, two from the Society of Professional Journalists and two from the Wisconsin News Photographers. 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

 

Doug Wojcik
(Wisconsin News Photographers Association)
Freelance
3600 Heffron Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(815) 901-4298

 

Mark Pitsch
(Society of Professional Journalists)
Wisconsin State Journal
P.O. Box 8058
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 252-6145

 

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
P.O. 44965
Madison, WI 53744
(608) 271-4321

 

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
(One – Wisconsin News Photographers)

 

Public members

Bob Dreps
Godfrey & Kahn
P.O. Box 2719
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 257-3911

 

Mike Buelow
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
210 N. Bassett St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-4260

 

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