John Benson

John Benson

Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant to the Director

  • Administrative Staff

Advise Director's actions, activities, and facilitate programming in accordance with Director's intent

Kory Breuer

Kory Breuer

Human Resources Assistant

  • Administrative Staff

Coordinate human resource functions for WID. Primary contact for staffing, payroll, and benefits.

Ginger Ann

Outreach Manager & Illuminating Discovery Hub Executive

  • Administrative Staff

Enhancing outreach through the Wisconsin Idea practice. Building community and industry partnerships and services. Specializing in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs - development and implementation.

Michelle Craft

Michelle Craft

IT Project Manager & Resource Coordinator

  • Administrative Staff

Kailin Kauffman-Jewell

Project Assistant

  • Administrative Staff

Administrative Assistant Support for Engineering professors

Jay Krafft

Jay Krafft

Grants Administrator

  • Administrative Staff

Nolan Lendved

Nolan Lendved

Communications Manager

  • Administrative Staff

Telling WID's story through articles, events, and social media.

Beth Misco

Beth Misco

Assistant Director for Administration

  • Administrative Staff

Ensure that WID scientists receive excellent administrative support.

Patricia Pointer

Patricia Pointer

Multimedia Coordinator

  • Administrative Staff

Promoting WID's message and mission in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea.

Sam Rikkers

Sam Rikkers

Executive Director, Tiny Earth

  • Administrative Staff

Direct and support the Tiny Earth network.

Becky Streich

Becky Streich

Accountant

  • Administrative Staff

Oversee purchasing, travel, equipment inventory, payments, invoices and expenditures for WID

Whitney Sweeney

Whitney Sweeney

Data Science Hub Administrator

  • Administrative Staff

Provide program-level support and management for the Data Science Hub (DSHub)