Jane Hamblen practiced law for 39 years, and retired as Chief Legal Counsel of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. In the final 10 years of her legal career, she served on the Board of the Council of Institutional Investors, an international corporate governance organization, and was appointed to the Standing Advisory Group to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Washington, D.C. During the first half of her legal career, she was a corporate finance lawyer in New York City.
Jane served on the Board of the Poet Laureate Commission for 10 years, during which she was Co-Chair for five years. Jane is active in the Madison community and has served on a number of non-profit boards. Currently, she is chair of the Shorewood Hills Foundation, serves on the Board of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and is the Senior Warden of Grace Episcopal Church.
Jane has a B.A. degree in English from Rice University, a J.D. degree from the University of Texas Law School, and an LLB degree from the University of Cambridge in England.