Jack Kussmaul is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Political Science degree and is a graduate of the Law School at Stanford University. He recently retired from a rural law practice in Lancaster, Wisconsin.
When not active working on natural restoration on his property on the Wisconsin River, Kussmaul is deeply involved in the nonprofit world. In addition to his involvement with the Wisconsin Academy, Kussmaul is past President of The Prairie Enthusiasts, a land trust, and current President of its Southwest Wisconsin chapter. He also serves on the board of Thursday's Child, a wish foundation, and is on the Board of the American Players Theatre Foundation.