The Commissioners

Laurie McCallum is the Chairperson of the commission. She attended college as a National Merit Scholar, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Arizona. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1977.  Laurie began working in Wisconsin state government as a staff attorney for the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, and then served as assistant legal counsel to Governor Dreyfus. From 1982-2002, Laurie was a commissioner of the Wisconsin Personnel Commission, serving as its chairperson for 13 of those 20 years. As part of her duties as a Personnel Commissioner, she regularly conducted administrative hearings. In 2002, she was appointed to the Labor and Industry Review Commission.  In 2003, she began working as a commission review attorney in unemployment insurance and equal rights, before again being appointed a LIRC commissioner in 2011. She was elected Chairperson in 2013. Laurie has also served as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice, a member of the Governor’s Judicial Advisory committee, Chair of the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Council, and the managing partner of Petri and McCallum Law Offices.

Dave Falstad was appointed to complete the six-year term of former commission Chairperson, Bob Glaser, who retired in 2013, and was appointed to another six-year term in 2015. Dave was previously a commissioner at LIRC from 1995 to 2007, and was the Chairperson of the commission from 1998 to 2004. Dave received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1964. Dave spent 25 years in the private sector, concentrating his career at Case-IH, a Fortune 500 multinational manufacturing corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. Prior to his recent appointment to the commission, Dave served as a Waukesha County Supervisor and chaired the County Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee. He also served on the Wisconsin Counties Association’s Judicial and Public Safety Steering Commission and was a member of the Waukesha County Airport Operations Commission. Dave also had 11 years of leadership experience at the regional level as a former commissioner and chairperson of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.