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Thomas B. Schreibel*

Head of State Government Relations

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

One South Pinckney Street, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703


Tom Schreibel is a Partner at Michael Best Strategies, where he serves as head of the Madison office while helping clients navigate the Wisconsin state government, political, and business environments. Having over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Tom’s broad expertise comprises political campaigns, lobbying initiatives, congressional and state policymaking, and business development.

Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Tom served as vice president of government and industry affairs at Sheehan Family Companies, a national beverage distribution company. There he developed and executed strategies surrounding the company’s business practices, tracked relevant policy activity for 15 state legislatures and Washington, D.C., and managed relationships and communication with industry leaders, legislators, and elected officials.

Tom was previously chief of staff and committee professional staff member for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Jr., the former chairman of both the House Judiciary Committee and House Science Committee. For 28 years, Tom oversaw Congressman Sensenbrenner’s Washington, D.C. and district offices, supervising legislative, political, communications, and campaign strategies, and advising the congressman on all aspects of office policy. In this role, Tom designed the approved 2000 Wisconsin congressional redistricting plan. While working with Congressman Sensenbrenner, he also served as district director and scheduler.

Tom was elected RNC National Committeeman for the state of Wisconsin in 2018, where he was asked to serve by Governor Scott Walker (R-WI). In this role, Tom leads the Wisconsin Republican Party at the national level, working with other committeemen and women in coordinating efforts to win and retain seats up and down the ticket.

Professional Activities

  • Wisconsin’s National Committeeman, Republican National Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Platform Committee Member and Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, Subcommittee Vice Chair
  • Vice Chair, Wisconsin Republican Party, 2014-present
  • Volunteer, Lake Keesus Advancement Association, 1999- present
  • Delegate, Republican Party of Waukesha County, 1985-present
  • Volunteer, Sensenbrenner for Congress Committee, 1984-present
  • Volunteer on numerous statewide and legislative campaigns


Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Chair, Long-term Planning Committee, Lake Country Swim Team, 2006-2009
  • Team Walk Leader, Southeastern Wisconsin Juvenile Diabetes Association, 2002-present
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