Carl Giessel

Carl Giessel

BOARD MEMBER

Climate Change Coalition of Door County

Carl resides in both Wisconsin and Illinois. He was raised in Freeport, Illinois and graduated from UW-Madison, where he met Judy and his parents graduated. Judy and Carl and their four daughters have spent part of each of the last 46 years on the northeast side of Door County along the shore of a small bay. After Madison, Carl pursued more schooling at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and University of Chicago and settled down in Chicago and suburbs. His career was in commercial banking and large ticket equipment leasing. His last employer was Bank of America. He served his community as a member and president of the local school board. Since retirement, Carl has served as a director of Willowbrook Wildlife Foundation and The Ridges Sanctuary. He is an Illinois Master Gardener and guide at Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in suburban Chicago and at Wright’s light court in the Rookery in downtown Chicago. He also is informally qualified as a Wisconsin Naturalist. Most recently, Carl has become a Rotary member and a member of the Action Committee of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County.