About Herb Kohl Philanthropies



JoAnne Anton

President & CEO, Herb Kohl Philanthropies

With three decades of experience working closely with Herb Kohl in the U.S. Senate and his political campaigns, at the Milwaukee Bucks, and in his foundation, JoAnne Anton is deeply committed to honoring Senator Kohl's life as she works to continue his legacy. Together with the Board of Directors, she guides the direction and strategies for the Foundation's goals and culture. With a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and a master's degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Social Welfare, JoAnne began her career in public service at Milwaukee's City Hall as an assistant to the mayor. She then joined Kohl's Senate staff and never looked back, choosing instead to support, learn from and represent one of Wisconsin's most accomplished and respected leaders. His mentorship and her statewide outreach and relationships have exposed her to the immeasurable goodness, innovation, and opportunity in Wisconsin.

JoAnne currently serves on the boards of Harbor District Inc, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and the Board of Visitors of the UW Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs. She is a past President of Downtown Milwaukee Rotary and a member of Professional Dimensions.