Three first-time WILMIC board members were recently elected to three-year terms on the WILMIC board, while another was re-elected to serve another term.
Margaret Raymond, who has served on the WILMIC board since 2019, was elected to serve a new term, while Maureen Easton, Tom Mews and Anne Norman were all elected for the first time.
Raymond currently serves on WILMIC’s Governance and Long Range Planning Committees. She is the Dean Emeritus and Warren P. Knowles Chair at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison and is currently a member of the school’s faculty. She served as Dean from 2011-2020. She earned her law degree from Columbia University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review.
Raymond begins a full term after serving the past two years on the board. “The company provides important services to Wisconsin lawyers, helping them manage risk and do great work for their clients. I’ve spent my career as a legal educator and professional responsibility scholar and teacher, and I hope I bring a useful perspective to the group,” Raymond said.
Maureen Easton is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner in the firm’s Madison office. She concentrates her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions in a variety of industries including insurance, manufacturing, and financial technologies. Maureen also advises start-up ventures in connection with formation and general corporate matters. She will serve on the board’s Audit and Governance Committees.
Easton says she’s proud to join the WILMIC’s board. “This is an opportunity to help protect the financial security of Wisconsin’s legal community. I hope to use my skills as a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney practicing in the insurance space to help guide the company to continue its long history and strong reputation for professional liability insurance coverage and risk management for thousands of Wisconsin attorneys.”
Tom Mews comes to the WILMIC board as the President of First National Community Bank in New Richmond. He joined that organization in 2001, and has served as President since 2011. His 25 years in the industry brings a wide array of experiences, including human resources, asset liability management, budgeting, acquisitions and strategic planning. In his role on the board, Tom will serve on the Executive Committee and will chair the board’s Investment Committee.
“I have been interested and intrigued with the insurance industry as far back as I can recall and the insurance business has many correlations to the financial services industry,” Mews says. “I look forward to being able to bring my perspectives, knowledge and opinions to WILMIC and hope to add value to ensure I leave it in a better place than when I started.”
Anne Norman is an experienced marketing executive who has contributed to the growth of three of Wisconsin’s most iconic brands: Culver’s, American Family Insurance, and UW Credit Union, where she is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer. She says she is proud to have worked at organizations that put people first and invest in their communities.
She is excited to serve on WILMIC’s board. “WILMIC’s policyholders provide essential services in our communities, and I’m honored to help expand our mission across Wisconsin. The WILMIC team’s personal touch and proactive risk management approach truly supports the vitality of law practice in Wisconsin.”
Anne will serve on the board’s Audit and Investment Committees.