Barry Richter April 28, 2022 1 min read

Elise Zielicke Joins Hausmann Group

We are pleased to announce Elise Zielicke has joined our growing benefits team as an Employee Benefits Consultant!

“We are thrilled that Elise is joining the team," says Mike Johnson, Vice President of Employee Benefits. "It’s always exciting to work with someone who possesses the type of people skills Elise has. She will be an immediate cultural addition to our organization."

Elise ZElise is motivated by bringing people together to solve complex problems. Prior to joining the Hausmann Group team, Elise worked in the United Way network for nearly seven years, impacting hundreds of families and raising millions of dollars to drive change across our neighborhoods and communities.

A personal note from Elise about joining Hausmann Group: “I am excited and grateful to be joining the team, and am most looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of the wonderful people at Hausmann Group! I am also looking forward to working with businesses and leaders across the community to make an impact in their organizations."

Please join us in welcoming Elise to the Hausmann Group team!


Barry Richter

Barry joined Hausmann Group in 2010 and was later named President in 2014. During his time as President, the agency has been named on the lists of 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance (2015), 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back (2016), and Best Small Workplaces (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) by Fortune. Prior to joining Hausmann Group, Barry gained insurance industry experience as a commercial agent after concluding a long career playing professional hockey. Barry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business, and holds a BBA in Marketing. He played hockey for the Badgers during that time, went on to represent Team USA in the 1994 Olympic Games, and played professionally for 15 years. He sits on the American Family Children’s Hospital’s advisory board and is co-chair of the Benefit Advisors Network’s board of directors. Additionally, he and his father run a golf outing each year for Easter Seals and have raised over $1,000,000 for the children at Camp Wawbeek. Barry enjoys fishing, golfing, and going up north with his family. He and his wife Kim have 4 children and reside in Verona, WI.