Badger Boys State program leadership

Board of Directors

Robert BattyChairmanCedarburg, WI
Dale OatmanPresidentAntigo, WI
Mike FeirerVice PresidentMarshfield, WI
Robert ShappellDirectorCedarburg, WI
Paul Williams1st Assistant DirectorAppleton, WI
Amber NikolaiExecutive SecretaryPortage, WI
Bud MautzAssistant Exec SecretaryMadison, WI
Daniel J. SeehaferTreasurerBeaver Dam, WI
John CumicekAssistant TreasurerSeymour, WI
Erik W. BrownMemberVienna, WI
Russell HanseterMemberSeymour, WI
Norm BednarekMemberPortage, WI
Lloyd WagenerMemberHoricon, WI
Steve Sorenson, J.D.MemberRipon, WI
Daniel J. SeehaferPast Department CommanderBeaver Dam, WI
Laurel M. ClewellDepartment CommanderAppleton, WI
Karl StuvengenAmericanism ChairmanOrfordville, WI

Assistant Directors

Paul Williams1st Assistant DirectorAppleton, WI
Jason MarshallBandLodi, WI
John CumicekBank and PostalSeymour, WI
George MaurerChoralMinneapolis, MN
Patrick BraatzElectionsMesa, AZ
Nicholas SchlavenskyInternet Technology (IT) / HistorianFreedom, WI
Eric Weiss, JDLegal and LegislativeSeattle, WA
Logan EnkeMedicalGreen Bay, WI
Bud MautzMessage and Distribution CenterMadison, WI
Bill CoshDirector of CommunicationsAthens, WI
Dale OatmanPress and Copy RoomAntigo, WI
Paul WilliamsProgramAppleton, WI
Chad PlengePublic RelationsMonroe, WI
Steve IsenseeRegistration and Special EventsFranklin, WI
Mark Matosian, PhDCounselor Recruitment and RetentionMadison, WI
Derrick CollinsCounselor Recruitment and RetentionSan Antonio, TX
Andrew Peterman, JDCounselor Recruitment and RetentionMilwaukee, WI
Steve DuBoisRetail StoreBalsam Lake, WI
Kendel FeilenSecurityPort Washington, WI
Gary WilliamsSports and RecreationSpringfield, OH
Mike FeirerSupplyMarshfield, WI

Administrative Staff

Sheri HicksProgram CoordinatorPortage, WI

Badger Boys State memorials

Val Ove, the man who started Badger Boys State

Val W. Ove

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Val W. Ove was the founder and first director of Badger Boys State in 1939. He strongly believed that our nation’s strength could be measured by its citizens. He thought that a person became a good citizen by understanding government and recognizing an individual’s duties, responsibilities, and obligations.