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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin names corporate vice president for Government and Legal Affairs

January 14, 2016

MettnerMILWAUKEE – Michelle Mettner has been promoted to serve as corporate vice president for Government and Legal Affairs for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the Office of the General Counsel, lobbying and government relations at the federal, state and local levels of government, and advocacy initiatives.

Mettner joined Children's in 2007 as vice president government relations and advocacy, after several years of serving as a consultant to the organization.

"Michelle has more than 20 years experience in strategy, regulatory and governance issues, and she has been a trusted advisor to Children's for more than 15 years," said Peggy Troy, Children's president and CEO. "Our increasingly complex business, regulatory and legislative environment requires close integration between our legal and government relations functions. Michelle's strengths in these areas will help ensure the continued success of our work to support the health and well-being of Wisconsin's children."

Prior to joining Children's, Mettner was senior advisor and general counsel at Broydrick & Associates and practiced in the litigation department at Foley and Lardner. She is a cum laude graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.

Mettner serves on the public policy council and the advocacy council for the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the advisory board and executive council of the Children's Health Alliance, and the health care policy committee at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. In addition, she is on the board of directors for the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists, serves as vice chair of the Wisconsin Women's Council and is a member of the Wisconsin Workforce Development Council.

For the last decade, Mettner has taught applied public policy to pediatric residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin focusing on policy, process and advocacy. She also is president of the Joseph P. Mettner Foundation, which grants scholarships to University of Wisconsin law students who demonstrate commitment to public policy or public service.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals report. Children's provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2014, Children's invested more than $102 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at

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