Janet Swandby

Kathi Kilgore




Janet SwandbyJanet R. Swandby has been influencing public policy in Wisconsin for more than 30 years. Before founding Coenen/Swandby Associates, Inc. in 1988, Swandby served as staff to State Representative Walter J. Kunicki and Congressman Jerry Kleczka. Ser also served as Lobbyist and speechwriter for the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and as Director of Community Relations for the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). At MATC, she was the lobbyist for the college and managed all of the public relations, marketing, media relations, alumni relations, and the MATC Foundation.

Swandby's professional affiliations have included serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists, and as a member of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.


Swandby earned her B.A. in psychology and Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a M.S. in research psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


She is active in community affairs in her hometown, having served on the City of Oconomowoc Plan Commission for nine years. Swandby is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of ProHealth Care, Inc. In the past, she served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and of the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Foundation.


Swandby is married to Carl J. Hanson, C.P.A. Their daughter, Alex, is an environmental engineering student and member of the crew team at the University of Vermont. In her spare time, Swandby enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, photography, and following the Green Bay Packers and Badger Basketball.


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