MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) announced Monday that Lane Ruhland would be the organization’s new Director of Environmental & Energy Policy. Ruhland is an attorney and former staffer at the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ).
“Lane will be an outstanding addition to the WMC team,” said Scott Manley, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations. “Her unique background in the state Legislature and Attorney General’s office will be extremely valuable as an advocate for our members.”
Ruhland most recently served as Special Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff for Attorney General Brad Schimel, a post she was promoted to after being DOJ’s Director of Government Affairs. Previously, she practiced law privately, focusing mostly on campaign finance and election law, served as an advisor to state Sen. Jerry Petrowski and was Legal Counsel for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a strong team at WMC,” added Ruhland. “Wisconsin’s business community faces a challenging regulatory environment, and it is important for them to have a strong advocate in Madison.”
Ruhland was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and she earned her B.A. and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Waunakee with her husband, Tyler, and their son. Her first day was Monday, Dec. 17.