ATTORNEY STEVE WELD RECEIVES 2014 BADGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
May 15, 2014
EAU CLAIRE – The Chippewa Valley Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association recently recognized Attorney Steve Weld as the “2014 Badger of the Year” award winner. The Badger of the Year award honors University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates who are making a difference as business or community leaders, volunteers, educators, philanthropists, or UW-Madison advocates.
Steve Weld was chosen by the local chapter in recognition of his contributions to the community. Steve is President of Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., the largest law firm in the Chippewa Valley with offices in Eau Claire, Menomonie and Black River Falls. Steve graduated from UW-Madison with honors in 1969 and from the UW Law School in 1972. Steve is the past Chair of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, formerly served on the United Way Board and was Vice President of the YMCA Board.
Since the early 1980’s, Steve has spearheaded an annual bus trip to Camp Randall Stadium to watch Badger football. The bus trip raises funds for UW-Madison scholarships and provides a fun-filled day for Chippewa Valley Badger fans. Commenting on the recognition, Steve said, “Attending UW-Madison played a large role in developing me into who I am today as a business professional. I love being able to give back while having a little fun. Go Badgers!” The Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci Law Firm was formed in 1991. The firm practices in all major areas of the law and is comprised of a Litigation, Labor and Employment, Business, Real Estate, Energy, Frac Sand Mining and Minerals, and Government Relations Sections.