Board of Regents
John Robert Behling
Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C.
3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Appointed: May 1, 2012
John Robert Behling is vice president of the Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci law firm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Behling advises on regulatory, environmental, zoning, permitting, and public relations matters and also provides advice to local government leaders. Previously, Behling served as an aide to Governor Tommy Thompson in both Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. Past board service includes Angel on My Shoulder, a statewide cancer support foundation; the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board; the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund; the Northwest Passage Foundation; and the Wisconsin State Fair Park Youth Foundation.
Behling graduated from UW-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics, attended Georgetown University, and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.