Patrick B. Vander Sanden
1502 W Broadway, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53713
Patrick Vander Sanden was appointed WCHA Executive Director in January 2023 bringing over 25 years of experience in public service in state and local government. Most recently, Patrick served as a Local Government Program Offer at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, managing a number of publicly funded local road programs, most notably the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP).
Along with his time at WisDOT, Patrick began his professional career working as a policy aide for the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and later worked in the State Assembly and State Senate. He later spent over 14 years in local government management as a Public Works Director in the Village of DeForest, Wisconsin, the Village Administrator in Deerfield, Wisconsin and the City Administrator in his hometown of Columbus, Wisconsin.
Patrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.