Mike Lenn

Position title: Director of Federal Relations

Email: mlenn@wisc.edu

Phone: 202-263-4524

100 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20002

Mike Lenn, director of Federal Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on Nov. 17, 2022. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)


Michael Lenn joined the Office of Federal Relations as its director in January 2017. Before coming to UW-Madison, Mike spent nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill, where he served in a number of roles for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, most recently as chief of staff. He also served as an oversight counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and was the Vice President for Federal Affairs at the Insured Retirement Institute, a financial services trade association.

Mike, a Sheboygan native, earned a B.S. in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar.