WILL Hires Kyle Koenen to be Policy Director

Koenen brings extensive legislative experience to WILL policy team

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) hired Kyle Koenen to be WILL’s Policy Director. Koenen brings extensive legislative experience to WILL, most recently as Chief of Staff for State Senator Chris Kapenga. Kyle will manage WILL’s policy research and help develop a policy agenda to be implemented at the state level.

The Quotes: WILL Policy Director Kyle Koenen said, “WILL has already established a strong reputation for producing relevant, thoughtful research and policy proposals. I am excited to join the team and further expand our policy influence in Wisconsin and across the nation.”

WILL President Rick Esenberg said, “I’m very proud to bring Kyle to WILL as the new Policy Director. His experience and leadership will assist WILL’s mission to produce sound research and advocacy on behalf of free markets, limited government, and education freedom.”

Background: Prior to joining WILL, Kyle served as Chief of Staff to incoming Senate President Chris Kapenga. In his seven years in the legislature, Kyle has helped develop and guide dozens of policy proposals into law, with a focus on occupational licensing, property rights, welfare and government reform. He has held key policy roles in both the Senate and Assembly, including serving as the clerk of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

Kyle also has a background in political campaigns, managing several successful state legislative campaigns and serving as a regional director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Kyle is a native of Racine and currently resides in Waukesha with his wife Ashley and dog Allie.

Kyle can be reached at: [email protected]

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