Menlo Park, CA – The Honorable James E. Doyle, former governor of Wisconsin, has been elected chairman of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Board of Trustees and takes on the role effective today.
Governor Doyle was first elected as a Foundation trustee in 2011, after serving two terms as governor of Wisconsin, from 2002 to 2011. Doyle, who has extensive experience in health care issues, gained national attention during his time as governor for controlling Medicaid spending while expanding health coverage for state residents. Governor Doyle is currently of counsel at Foley & Lardner, LLP, where he specializes in health care and energy policy issues. He also has served three terms as Wisconsin’s attorney general and three terms as district attorney of Dane County, Wisconsin.
Governor Doyle succeeds Richard T. Schlosberg III, former publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times. A Foundation trustee since November 2006, Dick Schlosberg became chairman in 2008 and is the longest-serving chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Schlosberg will remain as a trustee through the end of his term in 2016.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Menlo Park, California dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues through its research, analysis, polling and journalism. Unlike grant-making foundations, the Foundation develops and runs its own programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. It provides unbiased, non-partisan information for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. The Kaiser Family Foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.