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Bernard Rosauer, President

Bernard Rosauer began working as the WCRB's President in 2010 and is responsible for overall bureau functions. He has 26 years of property and casualty insurance industry experience working with both public and mutual insurance companies. He also worked as business consultant with a focus on business culture and customer loyalty. Mr. Rosauer graduated from North Park University in Chicago, IL with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1987 and has completed several executive education courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tad Cleveland, Senior Vice President of Technical Services

Tad Cleveland joined the WCRB in 2005 in the capacity of Audit and Inspection Manager. Currently the Senior Vice President of Technical Services, he is responsible for the areas of Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Insurance Pool (WWCIP) administration, Inspection, Wisconsin Contractor's Premium Adjustment Program (WCPAP) and Ownership. Before joining the WCRB, Mr. Cleveland spent 19 years in the premium audit field working for Heritage Mutual, EBI Companies, and United Heartland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Iowa State University.

Nancy Kierzek, Vice President of Administrative Services

Nancy Kierzek joined the WCRB in 1976 and serves as the Vice President of Administrative Services. Ms. Kierzek oversees the financial operations of the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB), Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Insurance Pool (WWCIP), and the Wisconsin Automobile Insurance Plan (WAIP). In her role as Vice President of Administrative Services, Ms. Kierzek manages the Human Resource operations, which includes Salary Administration, Benefit and Compliance Administration, as well as recruitment of WCRB staff. Ms. Kierzek is also responsible for the General Office Administration and Support Operations of the WCRB and WAIP. In addition, Ms. Kierzek was instrumental in establishing the WCRB's Wellness Program.

Beth Nickel, Vice President of Operations

Beth Nickel is Vice President of Operations at the WCRB. Ms. Nickel graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the WCRB in 1995. She has held positions both in Operations and Information Technology, where she was a Business Analyst and Project Manager and oversaw many projects, including the development of the wcrb.org Web site. Ms. Nickel is responsible for the Policy Processing, Unit Statistical, Experience Rating, and Industry Support areas and represents WCRB on various external committees and task groups.

Michael Mann, Chief Information Officer

Michael Mann joined the WCRB in 1994. He is the Chief Information Officer and has over 30 years of experience in technology including roles as developer, system analyst, project leader, and several levels of management. Mr. Mann has been involved in workers' compensation insurance since he started his Information Technology career. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Lakeland College. Mr. Mann's responsibilities include managing automated systems and associated equipment, Disaster Recovery, providing IT support for external and internal customers, and representing WCRB on various committees and task groups.

Michelle Swessel, Vice President of Information Technology

Michelle Swessel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She spent 22 years in the Mortgage Insurance industry starting in Finance and then transitioned to roles within the Information Technology Department. She joined the WCRB in 2012 as a Business Analyst and Project Manager. She has a Project Management Professional certification and Worker Compensation Professional certification. Mrs. Swessel's responsibilities include managing the WCRB, WAIP and WIFDRA web sites, IT Infrastructure, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, providing IT support for external and internal customers, and representing WCRB on various committees and task groups.