WCHF Welcomes New President

Pictured in the Hall of Fame Gallery, New WCHF President Patty Dreier stands to the left of Vice-President Donna VanBuecken, who has been Acting President since June 2019. Photo by Jim Buchholz

Meet Patty Dreier

WCHF has a new President. Her name is Patty Dreier and she comes to us courtesy of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Patty has dedicated her life to helping people become better stewards of our planet, so the role of leading the WCHF organization in honoring Wisconsin’s conservation heroes should come naturally to her. In fact, she was the person who delivered the speech when John Muir was inducted into the WCHF in 1985. (She was a UW-Stevens Point graduate student at the time.)

Patty has a BS in Biology with emphasis on Botany (1982) and a MS in Natural Resources with emphasis on Environmental Education (1988). As a grant writer, she has been successful in securing over $200 million in grant awards, and she has a diverse background in business, higher education and government.

Patty participates in a variety of non-profit conservation and education organizations, and she has received numerous awards for her efforts. She also served in elected office as Portage County Executive for two terms (2010-2018).

Please join me in welcoming Patty Dreier as our new WCHF President. We are looking forward to having her steer the forward movement of the Hall of Fame for the foreseeable future. Thank you, Patty, for accepting the role of WCHF President.

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