Lora Klenke, a leader with nearly 20 years of experience in international development, is directing new efforts to connect the University of Wisconsin-Madison and alumni around the globe.
Klenke will serve alumni and advance the university’s position as a global leader through her work as the managing director of international alumni relations. The newly created position is a partnership of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.
Following her recent service as vice president of international business development with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Klenke brings ties to university faculty and staff, and a deep understanding of the university’s global reach. She is a 1994 UW-Madison alumna.
Her previous experience also includes developing global agricultural economic-development programs with the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection. She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Midwest U.S. Japan Association, the Wisconsin China Initiative and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.