Press Release, February 20, 2017, Commissioner Nickel Appoints Charlotte Klenke as Chief Legal Counsel

​Last Updated: February 20, 2017

Date: February 20, 2017
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​Commissioner Nickel Appoints Charlotte Klenke as Chief Legal Counsel

Madison, WI—Today, Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel appoints Charlotte Klenke to serve as Chief Legal Counsel at the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).

"We are pleased to have Charlotte as OCI's Chief Legal Counsel," said Commissioner Nickel. "She is a highly experienced professional who will immediately make a positive impact on our team."

Prior to her appointment as Chief Legal Counsel, Ms. Klenke was the Associate General Counsel for Schneider National, Inc., in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During her long-term tenure at Schneider, Ms. Klenke was directly involved in, and responsible for, the successful handling of a wide array of business legal issues involving clients throughout all levels of the organization. She is known for her pragmatic yet principled approach to problem solving.

As an attorney in Green Bay, she practiced with the law firms of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., and Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, where she concentrated in the areas of corporate, bankruptcy, commercial and business transactional matters.

Prior to practicing law in Green Bay, Ms. Klenke was a certified public accountant with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co., in Houston, Texas, where she specialized in the audit and review of financial statements for compliance with SEC regulations.  

Ms. Klenke received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center and received her Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree, with honors, from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.