Board of Directors

The World Affairs Seminar is the sole mission of the Wisconsin World Affairs Council, Inc.  The Board of Directors are forward-thinking Rotarians committed to the promotion, advancement and success of the World Affairs Seminar.  They meet throughout the year to discuss and carry out the logistics of the WAS program, including fundraising, marketing and programmatic details.  Their involvement is paramount to the success of the World Affairs Seminar.


  • Jeff Reed, PDG

Executive Director/CEO

  • Francis X. Vogel


  • Francis X. Vogel

Past Chairperson

  • Steven Hook


  • Stephan Chevalier


  • Phill Stollenwerk


  • Steven Affeldt
  • Rob Bassett
  • Pete Bosch, DGN (Ex Officio)
  • Craig Burnett, DG (Ex Officio)
  • Future Cain
  • Joseph Caruso
  • William B. Coleman, CPA
  • Julie Craig, PDG
  • Barbara Engebretsen, PhD
  • Don Griffing, DGE (Ex Officio)
  • Bethany Lerch
  • Mike Phillips, DG (Ex Officio)
  • Nancy Rhodes, PDG
  • Lisa Werner, DGE (Ex Officio)


  • James Dorman, CPA


Updated January 15, 2023

Key Staff

Academic Dean

Michael Carriere, PhD

Program Director

Stuart Schmidt

Registrar/Office Manager

Karlene Fox

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World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

Privacy Policy:

The World Affairs Seminar does not share or sell personal information about students or sponsors with any other organization except as authorized by signed release. This includes personal, health, financial, or other information. Information you post on public websites and other accessible media is your responsibility.

Refund Policy:

To receive credit after payment has been made, students, sponsors must notify the World Affairs Seminar in writing that their delegate is unable to attend, or if the sponsor is unable to fill a paid for space at the Seminar. (e-mail is considered "in writing" for these purposes as long as the e-mail is acknowledged as having been received.) Full credit applies if notification is received by April 1; 50% credit if application is cancelled between April 1 but prior to May 21; no credit is available if application is cancelled after May 21, unless extraordinary circumstances such as illness, death exist. All cancellation credits are subject to $75.00 processing fee and must be used within one calendar year. Note: in agreeing to attend WAS, parents and students promise to reimburse their sponsor for the full amount of any loss due to cancellation. WAS offices: (414) 453-4984, or

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