Glen Loyd receives recognition

Glen Loyd, the “Action Man” from the Green Bay area and now consumer protection spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in June. He was honored by his coworkers and peers yesterday during an assembly at the DATCP state office building in Madison. Division of Trade and Consumer Protection (TCP) Administrator Janet Jenkins, TCP Manager Jim Rabbitt, and DATCP Secretary Rod Nilsestuen each gave Glen tokens of their gratitude for the work that he’s done for Wisconsin’s consumers. A short video also showed how active he was during his broadcasting career and how he took seven corporations that were the worst environmental polluters in the Green Bay area to court and won. He never gained anything personally from the suit, but he forced the companies to stop polluting; according to Glen, “the air in Green Bay smells better now.”

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Glen on the DATCP web site redesign. He recognized the importance of making consumer protection information visible on the site because it received the most hits. In light of the recent gas price increases, he was right. On a more personal note, Glen is one of the nicest guys in the agency. He always has a skip in his step and a smile on his face, and he always says hello (at least he says hello to me when I see him). And I don’t think he has any desire to slow down anytime soon, especially at the age of 65. I can only hope to have his energy, drive, and dedication for as long as he has had it.

The Capitol Times article: Watchdog Loyd gets his day

Glen Loyd’s blog – Wisconsin’s consumer protection watchdog

Chief Justice Rehnquist dies

Wisconsin native William H. Rehnquist died last night at the age of 80. During his tenure on the US Supreme Court, he served and presided over a remarkable amount of decisions that shaped both the legal and social landscapes in the United States. Like the true Wisconsinite that he was (he was born in Milwaukee and raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin), Rehnquist worked his way up the ranks to become the Chief Justice, and he continued to serve despite the announcement that he was fighting thyroid cancer earlier this year. He stated that he would continue to serve into the next session as long as his health permitted… I think this qualifies. He maintained a high standard of ethics and dignity during a time of significant change, and continued to uphold the Constitution in the most honorable fashion possible. Today’s blog is dedicated to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, to his family and friends, and to the US Supreme Court.

JSOnline article: Rehnquist is dead at 80