Jan Haapala `02Jan portrait

History/Political Science
Milwaukee, WI

Jan currently serves as the Vice President, Wisconsin State Manager and Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company in Milwaukee, WI.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from NMU, Jan continued his education at Hamline University School of Law, receiving a Juris Doctor Law degree in 2007.   Jan served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota.  He is active in community activities and a member of NAOIP, ICSC, CARW, and the Wisconsin Bar.

"I became an Alumni Board member because I was looking for a way to give back and reconnect with Northern. I believe that my time as a student gave me more than I ever thought possible on the day that I enrolled. It prepared me for my future career, taught me how to understand who I was, and gave me a place that I will always call home. Because of that, I wanted to make sure that connection and feeling remained for me and for other Alumni. Together we can continue to make Northern a place that future students can receive the same benefits that we did, and for current and future Alumni to retain that sense of home and connection long after they have graduated."