Former Governor Marty Schreiber has nearly 50 years of political and business insight. After serving in the public sector for 16 years, Marty became a successful insurance executive and publisher before starting his own government relations firm, Martin Schreiber & Associates Inc., in 1988.
Marty began his successful career as a public affairs consultant in 1988. Martin Schreiber & Associates has grown to a firm with more than 20 clients, representing the interests of Fortune 500 companies, statewide associations, tribal and local governments, contractors and labor unions, nonprofits and others. His extensive experience - as well as his charm, wit - keeps him well-respected by state, federal and Milwaukee area officials, as well as other opinion leaders.
A native of Milwaukee, Marty grew up in politics. His Dad was first elected to public office in 1942 and retired in 1976. Marty learned the art of politics at an early age while sitting at the dining room table. He attended Valparaiso University and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and has a doctorate of law from Marquette University.
His political career began in the Wisconsin State Senate, where he served eight years representing portions of the City of Milwaukee. He was the youngest Senator in state history, having been elected at age 23.
Marty was elected Wisconsin's 38th Lieutenant Governor in 1970. He turned this ceremonial office into a vehicle for change by developing the nursing home ombudsman program, advocating for community care organizations as alternatives to nursing homes, and leading the Governor's Council of Consumer Affairs. His investigations into health care for the elderly identified numerous cases of Medicare fraud and abuse. Marty was nationally recognized for his leadership when he was elected Chairperson for the National Lieutenant Governors Association in 1972. He was acknowledged as being one of the nation's most active Lieutenant Governors.
He became Governor of Wisconsin in 1977. Among his accomplishments while in office were significant reforms within the state civil service system, reorganization in the Wisconsin court system and creation of the Wisconsin Fund, a program to help local communities and industries develop and pay for clean water programs. Marty received a Common Cause award for open and honest government and when he left office, Wisconsin had a projected $1 billion surplus.
Marty's clients have stated they value his strategic thinking, integrity, proactive approach on issues and commitment to meet or exceed client expectations. Clients also praise Marty's success in building a team that shares those attributes.
As a lifelong Milwaukee resident, Marty remains active in serving the community. He is Co-chair of the Capital Campaign for the Beulah Brinton House and is well known for his commitment and dedication to the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Lutheran Special Schools. He has also served as President of the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees and the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and is a former board member of the World Festivals, Inc. Board of Trustees.