Staff

Brian
Bridges

Senior Consultant

 

Brian Bridges brings a wealth of law enforcement experience to TRG, with over 42 years in service.  He has served as interim Chief at three higher education institutions in Wisconsin – Madison, Stevens Point and LaCrosse.  

Bridges started his career as a deputy sheriff and eventually was hired... Read Full Bio

Dale
Burke

Senior Consultant

Dale Burke - The Riseling Group

Dale has over 36 years of law enforcement experience.  Between May of 2013 and August of 2015, Dale served as the Acting Chief of Police for two different communities in southern Wisconsin who were seeking experienced leadership to ensure continuity and quality of service... Read Full Bio

Liz
Feagles

Senior Investigator

Liz Feagles

Elizabeth Feagles spent her career with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as a Special Agent.    Following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, she was... Read Full Bio

Rhonda
Glover Reese

Consultant

 

Rhonda Glover Reese graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and received a  Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She later received a Master of Science  degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mrs. Reese is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, pursuing a Doctor of Education... Read Full Bio

Debra
Hettrick

Senior Consultant

Debra spent her 28 year law enforcement career with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.  She served as a Police... Read Full Bio

Leslie Ann
Howard

Senior Consultant

Leslie Ann Howard just retired as president and chief executive officer of United Way of Dane County, a position she had held since 1989.  She is the first woman to hold this position in the 93-year history of the organization.  Ms. Howard joined United Way in 1981 as director of the Volunteer Center, and in 1982 became vice president of Planning, Fund Distribution and Agency Services.  During her... Read Full Bio

Jerald
Jansen

Senior Consultant

Jerald Jansen - The Riseling Group

Chief Jansen has spent 28 years in law enforcement, 25 years in the Village of Shorewood Hills Wisconsin, the last eight of those years as Chief.  After retiring in 2004, he spent an additional three years as Assistant Chief at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Police... Read Full Bio

Phillip A.
Johnson

Senior Consultant

 

Senior Director for Campus Safety and Emergency Management (Ret.) Phillip A. Johnson  Director Johnson has nearly 40 years of campus law enforcement experience.  He recently retired from the University of Notre Dame after 33 years of service, as the Senior Director for Campus Safety and Emergency Management.  Prior to assuming the Senior Director role, Senior Director Johnson... Read Full Bio

Rachel
Laubmeier

Senior Adminstrator

Rachel Laubmeier - The Riseling Group

Rachel began her career with the University of Wisconsin Police Department in 2006 with the Records and Court Services units.  In 2012, she was promoted and is currently the executive assistant for the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Police.  She is responsible for the... Read Full Bio

Joseph
LeMire

Police Chief - Consultant

Joseph LeMire - The Riseling Group

Chief Joseph LeMire is a career law enforcement officer with over 28 years of experience and a solid reputation for principled leadership and implementing collaboration efforts between police and community.

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David J.
Mahoney

Dane County Sheriff Retired - Consultant

David J. Mahoney - The Riseling Group

David Mahoney is a career law enforcement officer having begun his profession in 1979.  He has served in a Village Department of less than five officers, a City Department of less than one hundred officers, and County Sheriff’s Office of over five hundred.  David currently... Read Full Bio

Bruce
McBride

Senior Consultant

 

R. Bruce McBride has served more than 40 years in higher education, both as a professor and an administrator. With four years of experience as a police officer, he began his career as an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York, College of Technology at Utica/Rome. In 1985, he moved to Utica College of Syracuse University, where he taught... Read Full Bio

Deidre A.
Morgan

Deputy Secretary (ret)- Consultant

 

Deputy Secretary of Corrections Morgan retired from the state of Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2018.  She headed to Tunisa, Africa for two years to train and assist the Tunisian government’s reform of their correctional system.  After returning to the United States in 2020 she consulted regularly with the Riseling Group, LLC.  In July of 2021 she will head to Saudi... Read Full Bio

Ben
Newman

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety - Consultant

Ben Newman - The Riseling Group

Chief Newman is the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. As Chief, Ben is responsible for safety, security and law enforcement services for the university.  Prior to being named Chief at SIU... Read Full Bio

Gloria
Reyes

Consultant

 

Gloria Reyes has committed her career to public service, specifically in the criminal justice system. Her employment history includes successful tenures at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison Police Department, Madison’s Mayoral Office as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and overseeing the City of Madison Racial Equity Initiative... Read Full Bio

Sue
Riseling

President and Founder

Sue Riseling - The Riseling Group

Sue started consulting in 1983.  In 2007, she founded Decision Makers, LLC to focus on the needs of Universities, Colleges, businesses, K-12, and police. In 2015 Riseling formed The Riseling Group to respond to growing demands.   Sue... Read Full Bio

Anne E.
Schwartz

Consultant

Anne E. Schwartz is a communications and risk assessment strategist.  She’s a published book author with success in reputation management, brand protection and relationship-building through development and execution of communication and community relations strategies. She received the ADDY Award in 2016 from American Advertising Federation for ads for DOJ opiate abuse awareness campaign.  Additionally, she is a member of Virtual Social Media Working Group for the Department of Homeland... Read Full Bio

Paige
Smith

Vice Chancellor - Consultant

Paige Smith - The Riseling Group

Paige currently serves as the Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.  Prior to her appointment she served as the Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance at the University of... Read Full Bio

Wayne
Strong

Consultant

 

Wayne Strong is a retired 27- year law enforcement officer.  Strong began his career in 1986 with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While a member of the department, Wayne served as a Classification Officer and was a member of the Special Evacuation Team (SET). He also volunteered in the community as a mentor with a local youth organization. ... Read Full Bio

Julie
Underwood

Senior Consultant

Julie Underwood - The Riseling Group

Julie is a nationally recognized authority on education law, including areas of equity, diversity, and constitutional rights.  

She was the Dean... Read Full Bio

Scott
VanScoy

Consultant

 

Scott is currently the interim Chief at California State Polytechnic in Pomona, California.  Prior to assuming this interim role, he was a Captain at California State University Northridge Police Department (CSUN) for 15 years.  Having worked at CSUN since 1998, rising through the ranks to achieve the Captain’s position, Scott is very familiar with all aspects of university law... Read Full Bio

Mary Ann
Viverette

Senior Consultant

Mary Ann Viverette - The Riseling Group

Chief Viverette retired in May 2007 after serving in the Gaithersburg Police Department (MD) for 28 years, with 21 years serving as the Chief of Police. Mary... Read Full Bio

Ann
Zanzig

Consultant

Ann Zanzig - The Riseling Group

Prior to becoming the President of AZ Consultants, Ann spent many years in higher education administration, including serving as Dean of Students, Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and Director of Student Orientation Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to... Read Full Bio