Board of Regents

Gerald Whitburn

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827 Parcher Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Term Expires: May 1, 2018


Gerald Whitburn is the retired Chairman and CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company in Merrill, Wisconsin, the nation’s leading insurer of Houses of Worship.  He is past Chairman of the Property Casualty Insurers of America, the industry’s largest trade association.  Earlier in his career he served as Labor Secretary in Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services in both Wisconsin and Massachusetts.

A native of Merrill, Wisconsin, Whitburn received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from UW-Oshkosh and Master of Arts degree in Political Science from UW-Madison.  He has also studied management at the Kennedy School and the Business School at Harvard and at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  Whitburn serves on the board of the River Valley Bank and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and he represents Wisconsin on the Midwest Higher Education Compact.

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