Expiration of Term
Elizabeth Kessler, Chair March 1, 2025
Jessica Roulette March 1, 2027
Kenneth Adler March 1, 2029
Commissioner Kessler, Chair
Elizabeth Kessler is the Chairperson of the Tax Appeals Commission. She was appointed to that position in 2019. Prior to her service on the Commission, she served on the Board of Review for the City of Milwaukee and the City Assessor's Office. She spent more than a decade working on legal and public policy issues in emerging technology, representing and advising libraries, schools, companies, and non-profit organizations. She is co-author of
Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries. Commissioner Kessler has spoken at many continuing education programs for lawyers, educators, and property assessors; and at events for small business owners and general audiences, including a panel chaired by Dr. Angela Merkel, on Internet Safety for Families, for the Christian Democratic Union political party. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and Smith College.
Jessica L. Roulette was appointed to the Tax Appeals Commission in April 2021. Prior to her service on the Commission, she was an attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin for over 20 years, most recently serving as the Coordinator of the firm's Consumer Priority Committee. While at Legal Action of Wisconsin, she represented low-income individuals in consumer, elder, family law, and housing issues. Prior to joining Legal Action of Wisconsin, she clerked for the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Iowa. Commissioner Roulette graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and Amherst College.
Kenneth Adler was appointed to the Tax Appeals Commission in 2022. Prior to his appointment, he was an Assistant Administrator with the State of Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals (DHA) and an Administrative Law Judge for over 25 years with DHA and the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. As Assistant Administrator he streamlined and updated office procedures to seamlessly process, schedule and adjudicate an increasing number of complex appeals, returned the division to compliance with federal and state rules regarding timeframes for decision issuance, and initiated outreach to all levels of government to detect new issues DHA might face and where procedures could be improved. During a hiatus from civil service, he restored, developed and operated a classic New England lodging and dining venue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, spearheading a scalable business plan, mission statement, branding concept and marketing strategy. Commissioner Adler attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Georgetown University for his undergraduate studies and received his law degree from Marquette University where he was a member of the Marquette Law Review.