Kathleen Brost of Neenah said she looks forward to helping Wisconsin lawyers in their careers.
April 26, 2019 – Kathleen Brost of Legacy Privacy Trust Company, Neenah, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
In the elections ending April 26, 2019, Brost defeated Grant Birtch of von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Neenah, by 2,193 votes to 2,014.
Brost will serve a one-year term as president-elect beginning July 1, before succeeding Jill M. Kastner of Milwaukee as State Bar president on July 1, 2020.
Brost, a 1992 U.W. Law School alum, currently serves on the State Bar Board of Governors and the Solo/Small Firm & General Practice Section Board, and is a member of the Wisconsin Solo/Small Firm Conference Planning Committee.
Brost said she is deeply honored to be elected, and looks forward to working with Kastner.
The State Bar’s role, she said, is as an advocate for the profession and for the public's access to justice. The State Bar must provide its members with the tools, resources, and support they need to tackle the challenges of practicing law.
Brost said that, in meeting attorneys across the state over the past few months, she found that many are not aware of all the services and benefits the State Bar can provide.
“I am looking forward to increasing awareness of the State Bar’s services, to help attorneys be more profitable and effective, and as a result, less stressed,” Brost said.
See more information about Brost.
Eric Andrews wins treasurer post.
Sarah Zylstra elected as Judicial Council representative
In Other State Bar Races
Erik Andrews of McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC, Waukesha, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer, defeating Kathryn Bullon of Deerhaven Consulting Services, Sombra, Ontario, Canada, by 2,644 votes to 1,532.
Winning a three-year term as Judicial Council representative is Sarah Zylstra of Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, defeating Howard Bichler of Wisconsin Judicare, Cumberland, by 2,297 votes to 1,911.
Persons elected take office July 1, 2019.
Board of Governors
Those elected to serve two-year terms beginning July 1 as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
District 2 (seven vacancies)
- Kori L. Ashley, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, U.W. 2012
- Christopher K. Flowers, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, Marquette 2014
- Margaret W. Hickey, Becker, Hickey & Poster SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 1986
- Rochelle Johnson-Bent, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, U.W. 2010
- Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992
- Odalo J. Ohiku, Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku, Milwaukee, Marquette 2002
- Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts, Milwaukee, U.W. 1996
District 3 (one vacancy)
District 5 (one vacancy)
- Craig R. Steger, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Ave Maria School of Law 2005
District 6 (one vacancy)
- John P. Macy, Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC, Waukesha, Marquette 1980
District 7 (one vacancy)
- Bradley A. Yanke, Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Steven Point, Marquette 2011
District 9 (three vacancies)
- Corey G. Lorenz, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Madison, DePaul 2011
- Sam Wayne, Wayne Law SC, Madison, U.W. 2009
- Katie R. York, State Public Defenders Office, Madison, Golden Gate University 2006
District 11 (one vacancy)
District 13 (one vacancy)
District 15 (one vacancy)
More about State Bar Board of Governors' Elections
The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 elected governors in 2019. District 2 (Milwaukee) elected seven; District 9 (Dane) elected three; and all other districts elected one.
Not sure which district is yours? See the district map.
Division Elections: Who Will Represent You in Your Division?
Each of the State Bar of Wisconsin divisions – Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young lawyers – choose new leaders for the upcoming term that begins July 1, 2019. Here are the new division officers and board members.
The presidents-elect serve a one-year term before becoming president and then serve one year as past president. Secretary, treasurer, and board positions are two-year terms.
Government Lawyers Division
President-elect: Julie P. Wilson
Secretary: Rebecca Kiefer
Treasurer: Robert Barrington
Directors: Angelina Gabriele, Saveon Grenell, Judith Schmidt-Lehman
Nonresident Lawyers Division
President-elect: Anu Chudasama
Secretary: Steven Schuster
Treasurer: Ryan Blay
Directors: James Casey, Jr.; Ann Heaps; Emily Kelchen; Michael McCaskey; Kene Okocha
Senior Lawyers Division
The following officers and directors are newly appointed to the division’s board:
President: Earl H. Munson, Jr.
President-elect: Myron LaRowe
Treasurer: Steve Sorenson
Directors: Michael May and Jean C. Baker
Young Lawyers Division
President-elect: Elise Libbey
Directors: Elizabeth Lanzhammer, Stephanie LeRoy, Anthony Procaccio, Stefanie Wagner, Tiffany Woelfel