Ted J. Rulseh

Ted Rulseh offers clients diverse experience in community and media relations on often-controversial development projects.

For the last seven years, he has been president of TJR Communications, an editorial and public relations consulting firm. He has worked extensively n public and industry informational materials for the Gas Research Institute. His list of Fortune 500 clients includes energy-related companies such as Caterpillar (Electric Power Group), Johnson Controls and GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies.

After seven years as editor for a suburban weekly newspaper chain, Ted joined Bader Rutter & Associates, one of Wisconsin's largest advertising, public relations and public affairs agencies. He led a successful program that helped the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District win public acceptance for its practice of applying treated wastewater sludge (biosolids) to farmland as a soil conditioner.

Ted then joined Wisconsin Electric Power Company (now We Energies) as local relations representative, acting as liaison to the Milwaukee Common Council and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. His work included a community relations program for an extension of utility steam service to industries on Milwaukee's South Side that was completed on schedule and without controversy.

Later, at Charleston/Orwig, a public relations firm based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Ted provided community and media relations counsel to Crandon Mining Company in its effort to permit an underground zinc and copper mine in Northern Wisconsin. He also contributed to Wisconsin Electric's successful effort to permit new steam generators for the Point Beach Nuclear Plant.

Ted has an undergraduate degree from Carroll College, where he combined an English major with a biology minor and course work in physics, chemistry and mathematics.