Rebecca Kleefisch is the Executive Director of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, where she leads the country’s efforts to commemorate and educate America about the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote.
Previously, Rebecca served as Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin where she championed workforce and economic development for 8 years. She is well known for her efforts in fighting poverty, focusing on prison reentry reform, where she pushed for the placement of job centers at corrections facilities. She helped create and chaired the Interagency Council on Homelessness which produced Wisconsin’s first action plan to end homelessness as we know it.
Rebecca also co-chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Opioids Abuse and the Task Force on Minority Unemployment.
Rebecca started the Governor’s Small Business Summit, a symposium for small business owners to gain exclusive all-day access to state leaders and Small Business Academy, a free half day seminar designed for minority and female potential entrepreneurs.
She is the former Chairman of the Aerospace States Association, which articulates and advocates for aerospace and aviation policy across the country. She is the former Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors’ Association.
Rebecca is a member of the Town Bank Board of Directors, former owner of a small media and marketing firm and a “recovering journalist”. She lives in Concord, WI with her husband Joel and daughters Ella and Violet.