MADISON – Former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel executives Elizabeth “Betsy” Brenner and Marilyn Krause were among three prominent Milwaukee figures added last week to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism board of directors.
WCIJ announced their elections Thursday, along with Dan Conley, a partner at Milwaukee law firm Quarles & Brady. The board also elected Milwaukee lawyer Ralph A. Weber, of Gass Weber Mullins, as its new president.
Brenner, under whose leadership the Journal Sentinel won three Pulitzer Prizes, retired as publisher in 2016 after more than three decades in the newspaper industry. Krause, now principal at Krause Communications, spent 27 years at the Journal Sentinel and The Milwaukee Journal, starting as a reporter in 1987 before moving up to various editorial and managerial roles.
Andy Hall, co-founder and executive director for WCIJ, said the board’s addition of three Milwaukee-based directors and the election of Weber as president signal the Center’s commitment to Milwaukee going forward.