For more information, please contact:
Joette Richards, (262)894-2224

MILWAUKEE – Tommy G. Thompson, Wisconsin’s longest-tenured governor, will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and, on Wednesday, November 14.

Thompson, who also served for 20 years in the state Legislature, was elected governor four times, serving from 1987 until 2001, when President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. After leaving the public sector at the end of the Bush Administration, Thompson joined the law firm Akin Gump, and the consulting firm Deloitte and joined the boards of directors of a number of other companies. Now managing his family’s 1,500-acre farm in Elroy, Wisconsin, Thompson has a recently released book, Tommy – My Journey of a Lifetime, co-authored by Doug Moe.

Thompson will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. Books will be available for sale and Thompson can sign copies for a limited time after the program. The event is open to the public.

The media panel:

  • Charles Benson – News Reporter/Anchor,TMJ4
  • Dan Bice – Watchdog Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Joyce Garbaciak – Anchor/Reporter, WISN 12 News

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin. joins the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Press club Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shed light on issues of the day. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series.  Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party!  MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

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