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David Kluesner


David Kluesner is the Senior Regional Government Relations Manager for International Paper, with responsibilities for related activities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and for xpedx. Prior to joining International Paper, David served for more than 4 years as an advisor to Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson for environmental and agricultural policy. David was also the Governor's Liaison to the Wisconsin State Assembly and his representative on the Council of Great Lakes Governors Executive Committee. He has received gubernatorial appointments to several boards, including the Great Lakes Commission, the Wisconsin Radioactive Waste Review Board and the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board. David worked for more than 3 years as a policy analyst for the Republican Assembly Caucus staff prior to his service in the Governor's office. In that capacity, he helped develop legislative initiatives in the education and environmental policy areas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. David is also a veteran of the United States Army. David and his wife Elizabeth have a daughter, Katherine, and son, Teddy.