Celebrating 100 Years: Stephen Brenton WHA President/CEO 2002-2014
Stephen Brenton became president/CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association on January 2, 2002. When Steve came on board, he was coming home to Wisconsin and back to WHA where he was The Association’s primary lobbyist from 1977 to 1988.
Steve is originally from Wausau and a UW-Madison graduate. He began his career at the state capitol as a legislative staffer before joining WHA as director of legislation. There were several promotions after that – in 1981 to vice president, governmental affairs and then in 1987 to senior vice president, governmental affairs.
He then left WHA to become president of the West Virginia Hospital Association for four years and then back to the Midwest as president of the Iowa Hospital Association for nine years.
Steve had a lot of plans for WHA. You’ll find some of the highlights of his 13 years as the head of WHA in articles in the coming weeks.
To learn more about Steve and the plans he had for WHA, read the article from The Business Journal which was published just before Steve took office in 2002.
This story originally appeared in the October 01, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter