Borgerding to Lead Wisconsin Hospital Association

Eric BorgerdingMADISON (January 8, 2015) --- As of January 1, Eric Borgerding is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).  Borgerding succeeds Steve Brenton, who will now hold the position of WHA senior policy advisor.

Borgerding brings more than 25 years of experience in government relations and advocacy to the top WHA post, including the past 13 years leading WHA’s advocacy efforts. He was named director of legislative affairs for WHA in 1992 and became the chief state lobbyist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994.  In 1997 he was named director of legislative relations at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce where he directed the business group’s lobbying efforts in the areas of energy, transportation and health care. When Brenton was named President of WHA in 2002, he recruited Borgerding back to the organization as vice president of government affairs. Borgerding was named senior vice president in 2003 and executive vice president in June 2007.

Established in 1920, WHA’s mission is to advocate for the ability of its members to lead in the provision of high quality, affordable, and accessible health care services, resulting in healthier Wisconsin communities. WHA is committed to serving member needs, keeping members informed of important local and national legislative issues, interpreting clinical and quality issues for members, providing up-to-date educational information and encouraging member participation in Association activities.


Contact: Mary Kay Grasmick, 608-274-1820 

To read the Borgerding interview with the Journal Sentinel, click here.