MICHAEL S. ROGOWSKI, Government Affairs

Foundation Board Member


Michael Rogowski is a shareholder in the Madison office of Husch Blackwell (formally Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.) and directs the Government Affairs Team. He has over 20 years of experience in government and regulatory affairs, including five years in the Administration of Governor Tommy G. Thompson and his successor. Mr. Rogowski has served as: – Chief of Staff to the Governor of Wisconsin – Assistant Deputy Secretary to two Cabinet Secretaries – Executive Director, State Republican Caucus – In-house Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Senate Republican Caucus – Special Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Health Care Reform – Clerk of the Senate Organization Committee | Mr. Rogowski has advocated on behalf of major corporate entities and entrepreneurs to obtain significant economic development incentives to enhance their business presence in Wisconsin. He is a skilled and knowledgeable negotiator who understands how to best match the appropriate resources with the project. He has also assisted businesses in navigating complex government and administrative processes. He has successfully represented a variety of local and national corporations and trade associations, including Fortune 500 companies, before the Wisconsin State Legislature and executive branch. Mr. Rogowski has also directed complex advocacy, planning and issue management for a wide variety of major corporate entities and trade associations. He is skilled in policy, political, administrative and legislative dynamics and analysis. Mr. Rogowski has also served as a municipal judge. He was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1989.


• University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1988
• Bradley University, B.S., Political Science and Journalism (double major), 1982

• Wisconsin Professional Associations
• Member – Wisconsin Attorney General’s Crime Victims Council
• Member – Wisconsin State Bar
• Member – Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists
• Member – WisPolitics.Com Advisory

Board Business Organizations
• Advisory Board Chair – Insight Schools of Wisconsin
• Board Member and General Counsel – Wisconsin Retail Council
• Board Member – Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs (WAGS)
• President – CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Center Board