Wisconsin State Capitol

Governor's Council on Tourism

The Governor’s Council on Tourism is tasked to be our sounding board as we develop the state’s annual tourism plans. The Council includes members from all around the state that range in areas of expertise from legislators to hotel owners and chambers of commerce leaders to theater owners. All have experience in marketing to help us promote the Wisconsin brand of fun. Members also serve on subcommittees dedicated to grant reviews, general marketing, meetings and conventions, and sports marketing. The Council happily serves as a direct point of communication for you and encourages your feedback.

Current Governor's Council on Tourism Members

Deb Archer
Deb Archer
President & CEO, Greater Madison CVB
615 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703-2952
(608) 258-4944
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Senator Janet Bewley

Senator Janet Bewley 
Wisconsin State Senate
State Capitol, Room 126 South
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 266-3510
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Jill Billings
Representative Jill Billings
Wisconsin State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 307 West
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 266-5780
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James Bolen
James Bolen
Executive Director, Cable Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 217
Cable, WI 54821
(715) 798-3833
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Dr. Ellsworth Brown
Dr. Ellsworth Brown
Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street, Room 205
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 264-6440
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Cindy Burzinski
Cindy Burzinski
Director, Vilas County Tourism & Publicity
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-3650
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Paul Cunningham
Paul Cunningham
President, Schreiner’s Restaurant, Inc.
168 N. Pioneer Road
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 922-0590
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Stanton Peter Helland
Stanton Peter Helland
Co-owner, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
210 Bowman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1807
(608) 963-6931
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Brian Kelsey
Brian Kelsey
Managing Director, Peninsula Players Theatre
4351 Peninsula Players Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3287
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Stephanie Klett
Stephanie Klett
Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
201 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-2345
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Joe Klimczak
Joe Klimczak
General Manager, Cave of the Mounds
(608) 437-3038
PO Box 148
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
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Kathy Kopp
Kathy Kopp
Executive Director, Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce
275 W. Business Hwy 151
Platteville, WI 53818-0016
(608) 348-8888
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Senator Terry Moulton
Senator Terry Moulton
Wisconsin State Senate
State Capitol, Room 306 South
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-7511
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Lola Roeh
Lola Roeh
General Manager, Osthoff Resort & Aspira Spa
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
(920) 876-5832
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Rep Travis Tanel

Representative Travis Tranel 
Wisconsin State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 308 North
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 266-1170
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George Tzougros
George Tzougros
Executive Director, Wisconsin Arts Board
101 E. Wilson Street, 1st Floor
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 267-2006
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Paul Upchurch
Paul Upchurch, Chair
President & CEO, Visit Milwaukee
648 North Plankinton Avenue, Suite 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 287-4233
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