Board Member- Dick graduated from the Chicago Public Schools, received a BS degree cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Lawrence College in Appleton, and received an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. In his business career, Dick served as General Manager of three small specialty paper mills and Vice President-Industrial Relations of a New York Stock Exchange listed company, among other positions. Dick also has served as Chairman of the Minneapolis School Board and Chairman of the Wausau School Board. Dick’s experiences in business and school involvement have been key to the success of Kids Voting USA – Wisconsin/Marathon County in analyzing and developing new directions and activities.

In addition, Dick has published a journal article stressing the need for schools to recognize that not all students learn in the same way and the importance of teaching to meet a variety of learning styles. Dick is passionate about his work with Kids Voting USA – Wisconsin/ Marathon County, where he seeks to meet these teaching and learning challenges by developing an educational program that stresses active participation.

Dick may be reached at dallen9710@aol.com.