Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce the most recent additions to its Board of Curators. Marcia Anderson, Jeffrey Cheney and Julie Ragland joined the board on July 1, 2022.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Marcia, Jeffrey and Julie into the Society’s governing body,” said Christian Overland, Ruth and Hartley Barker Director & CEO for the Wisconsin Historical Society. “Their collective background and expertise will bring important insight into the work we do and help build on the Society’s goals of becoming the benchmark historical society in America and creating a world-class history center, which will be opening in 2026.”

Marcia Anderson is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law, the U. S. Army War College and Creighton University. She was employed by the United States Courts for over 28 years, serving in roles including Supervisory Staff Attorney for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, Clerk of Court for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Massachusetts, and Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, a role she held for over 21 years. In addition to her service with the U. S. Courts, Anderson retired in 2016 with the rank of Major General, after a distinguished career in the U. S. Army Reserve of 36 years of service.

Jeffrey P. Cheney holds a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joined the Kohler Co. in 1979 and retired from his most recent position as senior vice president – finance & chief financial officer in 2013. In that position, he was responsible for all Kohler financial, accounting, tax and acquisition functions on a worldwide basis. He was appointed to Kohler’s Board of Directors in 2006.

Julie Ragland holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota. She has held roles with Ernst & Young, Johnson Controls and Adient. Ragland currently serves as senior vice president and chief information officer for Navistar, Inc., manufacturer of International® trucks and IC school buses. She also serves as the board governance chair of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and as board advisor to the United Way’s Technology United and i.c.stars – Wisconsin.

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