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Director Profile

Gary Mitchell

Gary retired from UW-Madison in 2014 after 33 years as an Administrative Support Worker in the College of Letters and Sciences, the Chancellors Office and finally in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Shortly after starting at UW-Madison he was recruited to join AFSCME Local 2412 beginning involvement as a Steward, Vice-President, Secretary, President, Chair of the Administrative Support Bargaining Team and International Vice President – Wisconsin District. He is currently President of AFSCME Wisconsin Retirees Subchapter 52 and attends WCOA monthly meetings. He has been on the Board of Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans and has recently been elected President.

Gary was born in Beloit, WI and moved to DeForest, WI. He moved to Madison after high school and except for a short time in 1971-73 has lived on Madison’s fashionable Eastside ever since.

He has two children, a son and a daughter, who also live in Madison.

When not attending meetings he enjoys playing golf, basketball and cards (especially sheepshead).

Current Directors
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Jim Miller
Bill Fendel
Chuck Howard
Bob Schaefer
Shirley Sweet
Jeanne Stangl
Jerry Vreeland
Ann Wallace
Jim Munro
Paul Haubrich
Ralph Hoessel
Tom Speranza
Sandy Drew
Jim Skiles
Allen Knop
Jean M. Grosklaus
Bob Beglinger
Jim Blank
Miles Turner
Doug Chickering
Kathy Kruel
Bob Brooks
Diane Wilcenski
Jack Lawton
Sandi Haase
Gary Mitchell

Past Directors
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Joan Calkins
Jack Stoddard
Jane Elmer
Berland Meyer
Millard Sussman
Larry Bundy
Verne Cutler
Judy Craig
Ollie Berg
Buzz Davis
David Bennett
Dale Burke
William Holahan
William Rowe
Dwayne Rohweder