Board Members

​​The makeup of the Board is defined in Wis. Stat. § 15.105(4)​. Elections are held at the first meeting of the Board each year. ​

2023 Board Officers

Chair: Paul Ferguson

Vice Chair: Melissa Schmidt

Secretary: Abbie Norderhaug

Per Wis. Stat. § 16.61(3L) the Department of Administration shall appoint an Executive Secretary.

Executive Secretary: Tom Bowers

Board Members

Abigail Norderhaug, Designee of Director of Wisconsin Historical Society
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706

Paul Ferguson, Designee of Attorney General
Wisconsin Department of Justice
17 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703

Erin Scharlau, Designee of State Auditor
Legislative Audit Bureau
22 E. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53702

Melissa Schmidt, Designee of the Legislative Council Director
Legislative Council
1 E. Main St., Ste. 401
Madison, WI 53703

Julie Laundrie, Designee of the Governor
Records Custodian - UW Madison Records Custodian
403 La Belle Ln
Monona, WI 53716 

Small Business Designee of the Governor

Staci Hoffman, Local Government Designee of the Governor
Register of Deeds - Jefferson County
N4803 Popp Road
Jefferson, WI 53549-9414

James Friedman - Other Member Designee of the Governor
Shareholder Attorney - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
3 Rosewood Circle
Madison, WI 53711-2723