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    April 26, 2019

    State Bar President-elect Post Goes to Kathleen Brost

    Kathleen Brost of Legacy Privacy Trust Company, Neenah, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Find out results for State Bar officer and Board of Governors' elections.
    Kathleen Brost

    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.

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    Sarah Zylstra

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    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)

    District 3 (one vacancy)

    • Renee A. Read, Remley & Sensenbrenner SC, Neenah, St. Louis 2004

    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


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