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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233

Last updated:
September 26, 2013


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Paul Soglin

Left the university in 2011
Former Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Office: 204 Observatory Hill Office Building
Phone: 608-262-3908
Fax: 608-265-3233
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La Follette School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Paul Soglin was Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs from 2008-2011, when he won re-election as Madison's mayor. and From 2004 until 2007 he served as the administrator at Epic Systems, a premier healthcare software developer in the Madison area. He led the phased move of Epic’s 2,600 employees to its new corporate campus, oversaw its $23 million investment program and was instrumental in developing Epic’s charitable-giving program. He heads Soglin Consulting, LLC.

Until 2003, he was a financial advisor in Madison, Wisconsin, as a registered representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. During the same period, 1997-2002 he taught graduate seminars in public finance, public management, and public personnel practices at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

From 1995 through 2000 he served as public sector representative trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, a federally chartered institution that regulates U.S. accounting practices. From 1995 to 1997, Soglin chaired the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting. The task force, created by the Government Finance Officers Association, published its report, National Guidelines for State and Local Budgeting, in December 1997.

Soglin served six terms as mayor of Madison, concluding his public service in April 1997. First elected in 1973 after five years on the Common Council, he left public office in 1979 to spend a decade in private law practice. He was re-elected mayor in 1989, defeating the two-term incumbent. He was elected again to four-year terms in 1991 and 1995.