One-on-One with Public Officials

We invite you to join us for coffee and an informal meeting with public officials, including local, state or federal leaders. You will get a chance to sit down one-on-one with a government official who impacts where you work and live.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R – Juneau) will discuss priorities and accomplishments of the 2019-2020 legislative session, and provide an early Fall election preview; including how Senate races are shaping up in the state.

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Join Commissioner Nowak for a discussion and Q&A session on current issues at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC). Commissioner Nowak was first appointed to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in July 2011 by Governor Scott Walker and was reconfirmed for a new, six-year term beginning March 1, 2013.

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Representative Robin Vos Assembly District 63 (R – Rochester) will provide a recap of the legislative session and discuss the Assembly’s accomplishments.

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Join U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for a virtual discussion and Q&A on current federal issues. Sen. Johnson chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and also serves on the Budget, Foreign Relations, and Commerce, Science and Transportation committees.

NEW DATE: Friday, July 31, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Join State Senator Alberta Darling (R – River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R – Marinette) for a conversation on the state budget. As co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance, Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren will discuss the impact to Wisconsin’s finances as a result of COVID-19 and what next steps the legislature may take as a result.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

Join Wisconsin State Representative Rob Hutton, Assembly District 13 (R – Brookfield) for a fall legislative update. Rep. Hutton serves as chair of the Committee on International Affairs and Commerce and vice chair of the Committee on Corrections and Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties. Representative Hutton will provide an update on the past few months as well as discuss his legislative priorities and what to expect in 2021.

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


One-on-One with Public Officials

UW System Interim President and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will provide an update on the UW System. Governor Thompson is a well-known champion of Wisconsin’s public universities, and he has called for a renewal of the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that the UW System serves all parts of the state. As a former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS), Governor Thompson’s health policy experience is critical as universities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. He chairs the UW System Business Council and helped lead a public-private campaign to fund UW-Madison’s BioStar Initiative with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.