The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Executive Board is pleased to announce that Laura Sauser, has accepted the position of Executive Director. Sauser has more than 25 years of cross-industry experience in association management, philanthropy (both fundraising and grant making), marketing, public relations, community relations, and librarianship. She is a member-focused leader with a proven record of implementing successful initiatives and sustaining organizational growth. 

“Members of the Executive Search Committee and Board were impressed with Ms. Sauser’s wide range of association management and community relations experience which is essential to lead an association in today’s ever-changing and challenging environment,” said Sherry Machones, WLA President. “We are confident that she has the leadership skills to successfully step into the Executive Director position and are excited to welcome her to the Wisconsin library community.”