A former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, a political science professor, a commercial real estate consultant and an insurance executive are among those joining the Board of Visitors.
The board is an advisory group the La Follette School shares with the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison.
One of the new members, Lon Sprecher, chief officer for business to business solutions and the international area at CUNA Mutual Group, is a La Follette School of Public Affairs graduate.
As many as six people may join the board at its Nov. 11 meeting in Madison. They include:
George C. Edwards III, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, who holds the Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
James Klauser, senior vice president with Wisconsin Energy Corp.
He served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department
of Administration for 10 years, and he served on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Ronald Rose, who manages a real-estate portfolio and consults with LoopLender, an affiliated commercial mortgage brokerage firm of LoopNet Inc. This follows a 30-year career in commercial real estate with Metropolitan Life, the Federal Home Loan Bank, John Hancock Real Estate Financial Services and LoopNet Inc.
Board of Visitors member and La Follette School alum Tom Loftus has joined the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.