University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Speakers Bureau reflects our tradition of the Wisconsin Idea — to extend the resources of the university to citizens of the state.

We are privileged to work with communities throughout Wisconsin, bringing faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Professional, community, and civic organizations, as well as schools, are invited to request a UW–Madison speaker.

For more information about the UW–Madison Speakers Bureau or help with submitting a request, please contact us at 608-262-3880 or Be sure to join our community on Facebook.

The UW–Madison Speakers Bureau is privately funded and is part of the Office of University Relations.

Speakers Bureau Staff

Kayla (Jennings) Scheffler

Speakers Bureau Financial Specialist

In addition to many other responsibilities in the office of Campus and Visitor Relations, Kayla has been working on the Speakers Bureau Team for two years.  She currently handles the coordination of speaker travel for talk events.   In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing with her puppy, Odin and going on adventures with her husband, John.

Gwen Drury


Nothing makes Gwen’s day like getting a request from a group in Wisconsin, finding someone at UW-Madison who studies the exact thing they find interesting, and making a perfect match for their event!  Connecting people is what makes her happy.

Ashleigh Kent


Ashleigh is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Marketing and Vocal Performance. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in Arts Administration. She is involved in multiple campus organizations such as the Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee, the Undergraduate Business Council, and the acapella group Under A-Rest.

Tommy Wolfe


Tommy is from Duluth, Minnesota and is a Senior majoring in Political Science and Economics with a certificate in Developmental Economics. He currently also works for Campus and Visitor Relations as an Information Guide Supervisor and aspires to work in politics in Washington, D.C. after graduation.