Christianson Moves to Top Spot

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Entering his tenth year of service on the WAA national board of directors, Peter Christianson ’71, JD’77 assumed the role of board chair on July 1.

Pete Christianson

Pete Christianson

Christianson is a fourth- generation graduate of the university and the parent of three fifth-generation Badgers.

An attorney at DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., in Madison, Christianson’s work focuses primarily on government relations and administrative law, representing corporations and trade and professional associations before state administrative agencies, the Office of the Governor, and the Wisconsin legislature.

Christianson is also in demand as a public speaker. He frequently discusses topics such as Wisconsin’s election, campaign finance, and lobby laws. He succeeds Reed Hall ’70 as WAA’s board chair.

In other board news, several new members will begin three-year terms, including John Baumann ’82, president of The Swiss Colony, Monroe, Wisconsin; Kenneth Ciriacks ’58, retired vice president of technology, Amoco Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, and Chicago; Tom Emmrich ’83, MBA’84, president of Dassault Systemes Americas Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina; Georgia Herrera ’82, JD’85, attorney and court commissioner, Racine, Wisconsin; Christopher Kozina ’92, chief of staff, MillerCoors, Hartland, Wisconsin; and Martha Vukelich-Austin ’81, president, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Madison.

Published in the Fall 2009 issue

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