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The Wisconsin FOIC bylaws call for 13 representatives of member organizations: three representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, three from the Wisconsin Associated Press, three from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association/Broadcast News Council, two from the Society of Professional Journalists and two from the Wisconsin News Photographers. The bylaws also allow for up to 12 public members. The group can have as many associate (nonvoting) members as it pleases.

Officers/Board of directors

Bill Lueders Bill Lueders
FOIC President
(Public member)
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
(608) 669-4712
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Christa WesterbergChrista Westerberg
FOIC Vice President
(Public member)
McGillivray Westerberg & Bender LLC
305 S. Paterson St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 310-3560
(608) 310-3561 Fax
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Dee HallDee Hall
FOIC Secretary
(Public Member)
Wisconsin State Journal
P.O. Box 8058
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 252-6132
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Bob DrechselBob Drechsel
FOIC Treasurer
(Public member)
UW School of Journalism
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-3394 Direct Line
(608) 262-1361 Fax
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Beth Bennett
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
Wisconsin Newspaper Association
P.O. Box 259837
Madison, WI 53725-9837
(608) 283-7620
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Michelle Vetterkind
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WBA
44 E. Mifflin St. Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2600
(608) 256-3986 Fax
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Representatives of Member Organizations


Dave Zweifel
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
The Capital Times
1901 Fish Hatchery Road
P.O. Box 8060
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 252-6410
(608) 252-6445 Fax
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Michelle Johnson
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
Associated Press
111 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1925
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 225-3580
(414) 225-3599 Fax

Dave Haynes (George Stanley)
(Wisconsin Associated Press)
Managing Editor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
333 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0661
(414) 224-2248
(414) 224-2772
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Gordon Govier
(Society of Professional Journalists)
6208 Winnequah Road
Monona, WI 53716
(608) 221-0344

Steve Lovejoy
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
The Journal Times, Racine--Emeritus
212 Fourth St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 631-1722

Doug Wojcik
(Wisconsin News Photographers Association)
Stevens Point Journal
1200 Third Court
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-2255
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Tom Bier
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WISC-TV
P.O. 44965
Madison, WI 53744-4965
(608) 271-4321
(608) 271-0800 Fax
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Mark Pitsch
(Society of Professional Journalists)
Wisconsin State Journal
P.O. Box 8058
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 252-6145
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Chris Hardie
(Wisconsin Newspaper Association)
La Crosse Tribune & River Valley Newspaper Group
PO Box 140
West Salem, WI 54669
Phone: (608) 786-1950
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Sean Dwyer
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WXOW-TV
P.O. Box C-4019
La Crosse, WI 54602-4019
(507) 895-9969
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Public members

Andy Hall
(Public member)
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
5006 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3642
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Bob Dreps
(Public Member)
Godfrey & Kahn
P.O. Box 2719
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 257-3911
(608) 257-0609 Fax
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Mike Buelow
(Public Member)
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
210 N. Bassett St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-4260
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Dick Record
(Wisconsin Broadcasters Association)
WIZM AM/FM
P.O. Box 99
LaCrosse, WI 54602
(608) 796-2505
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Gina Duwe
(Public member)
The Janesville Gazette
P.O. Box 5001
Janesville, WI 53547-5001
(608) 755-8294
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John Foust
(Public member)
235 South Main Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-5200
April Barker
Schott, Bublitz & Engel s.c.
16655 West Bluemound Road, Suite 270
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262)827-9004
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