BS, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1965
BA, Univ. of Chicago, 196
Teaching Certificate, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison, 1970
MS, JD, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981
Employment History: Teacher, Madison, WI 1970-1978; Private law practice (emphasis on employment and labor) 1985-1997; Alderperson, City of Madison, 1985-1997; Mayor, City of Madison, 1997-2003; Commissioner, WI Employment Relations Commission (WERC), 2003-2011; Mediator/Arbitrator, 2011-present.
Memberships/Associations: Board of Directors, Labor and Employment Section, WI Bar (2011– present); WI Bar Assn. (1981-present); Executive Board, Assn. of Labor Relations Agency (2005-2011); Advisory Board, US Conference of Mayors (1999-2003); Executive Committee, Alliance of Cities (1998- 2003)
American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, Iowa PERB, MN Bureau of Mediation Services, National Mediation Board, Office of Collective Bargaining, NYC, Oregon PERB, Washington Employment Relations Comm., WI Employment Relations Commission. Expedited Arbitration Panel for AFSCME Council 31 and State of Illinois.
Neutral Experience: At WERC, appellate review of hearing examiner decisions, prohibited practices, unit clarifications, mediations and grievance arbitrations; successfully mediated almost 300 collective bargaining agreements and more than 60 grievances in both private and public sectors; issued grievance arbitration awards in both public and private sectors. Since 2011, served as ad hoc arbitrator for numerous public and private employers on a variety of issues