Kage retires, Britz joins WIAA staff
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – Julie Kage, administrative coordinator for the executive director at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) for the past 34 years, retired July 31, and Kristin Britz began her position alongside executive director Stephanie Hauser on Aug. 9.
Kage served as assistant to three different directors during her career, including Doug Chickering, Dave Anderson and Stephanie Hauser. Since joining the staff in 1988, she had various responsibilities in addition to assisting the executive director in the day-to-day operations of the association throughout her 34-year career, including assisting the executive director with conference realignment, coaches’ ejections and minimum weight requirements in wrestling.
“Julie’s 34 years of experience and wealth of institutional knowledge will be greatly missed,” Hauser said. “Her dedication to the WIAA membership for such a significant length of time is appreciated by all.”
Britz joins the WIAA after most recently serving one year in the Stevens Point Area School District. Following a stint as attendance secretary at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School from August 2021 until January 2022, she became the school’s head secretary.
Prior to her school positions in Stevens Point, Britz worked in the Oshkosh Area School District. After serving on the office technical staff at South Park Middle School from May 2018-June 2020, she filled the position of elementary and middle school registrar in the district in June of 2020. Additional work experience includes serving as a retirement plan pension processor at Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point from 2014 to 2018.
“Kristin’s fresh perspective, talents and related work experience will help our staff in our efforts to connect with and serve the 516 schools in the membership,” Hauser said.
Britz’s office responsibilities will be to assist in the coordination of athletic-related services; compile and organized data; respond, interact and represent the association with customary inquiries from the membership and other constituents; general clerical tasks and compiling various committee meetings; and other projects assigned by the executive director.
The membership of the WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 516 senior high schools and 45 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.