Dean's Advisory Board
Wisconsin Naming Partners
Innovation Fund
Wisconsin Business Alumni Board
Diversity Advisory Board
Knowledge Center Boards

Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board provides guidance, advice, and support to help the Wisconsin School of Business achieve its strategic objectives. Board members represent a variety of large and small, local and international companies. Each member serves a four-year term. 

Laurie BensonBiographyCEOInacom
Carey BongardCarey BongardBiographyExecutive VP, Human Resources & Org DevelopmentAssurant, Inc.Dean's Advisory Board Chair
Ericson ChanEricson ChanBiographyChief Information Officer, Greater China and North AsiaStandard Chartered Bank
Viveca ChanViveca ChanBiographyChairman and CEOWE Marketing Group
Susan Chapman-HughesSusan E. Chapman-HughesBiographySenior Vice President, Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement American Express
Sean ClearySean ClearyBiographyPresidentCleary Building Corp
Mike ConnellyMike ConnellyBiographyPresident and CEOCatholic Health Partners
Roger ErvinRoger ErvinBiographyPresident and CEOBlumont, Inc.
Jeffrey HammesJeffrey HammesBiographyChairmanKirkland & Ellis
Photo of Deborah KellerDeborah KellerBiographyRetired CEOCovance Drug Development
Dan KellyDan KellyBiographyChief Financial Officer/Treasurer American Family Insurance
Marsha LindsayMarsha LindsayBiographyChair & Chief Strategist for Client Growth, Branding & InnovationLindsay, Stone & Briggs
Raymond LoRaymond LoBiographyOwnerCIC Capital Management
Mike MurrayMichael MurrayBiographyManaging DirectorAltair Advisers LLC
Dale NitschkeDale NitschkeBiographyManaging PartnerOvative/Group
Patrick O'brienPatrick O'BrienBiographyCEOParis Presents
Gregg OstranderGregg A. OstranderBiographyRetired Chairman, President, and CEO of Michael FoodsMichael Foods
Linda ProcciLinda Procci, Ph.D.BiographyVice President, OperationsCedars-Sinai Medical Center
Bill RauwerdinkBill RauwerdinkBiographyFounder and Managing MemberBAM Investments LLC
Ann SchwisterAnn SchwisterBiographyVice President, Global Oral CareProcter & Gamble
Alison Sparks JohnsonAlison Sparks JohnsonBiographyLeadership Development Consultant/Executive CoachVernal Management Consultants, LLC
Steve SwainSteve SwainBiographySenior Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerDISH Network
tom TefftTom TefftBiographyFormer Senior Vice President and President, NeuromodulationMedtronic, Inc.
Harsha TipirneniHarsha TipirneniBiographyManaging PartnerAryabhatta Ventures
Colin WelchColin S.A. WelchBiographyPartner and Managing DirectorTSG Consumer Partners

Wisconsin Naming Partners

In 2007, the Wisconsin School of Business received an unprecedented gift totaling $85 million from a group of 13 alumni who formed the “Wisconsin Naming Partnership” to support the school’s mission. The gift has since grown to $95.4 million and includes two more naming partners. Two naming partners remain anonymous.

The Wisconsin naming gift is the first of its kind received by a U.S. business school. Conventional business school naming gifts adopt the name of a single donor in perpetuity. By preserving the Wisconsin name for 20 years, this gift leaves open the option of future naming gifts. During that time, the school will not be named for a single donor or entity. This unprecedented naming partnership will uphold tradition and greatly enhance the value of the school to students, the campus, and the state.

The Wisconsin Naming Partnership will provide strategic advice to the Wisconsin School of Business, including future naming opportunities. The partnership includes:

Paul CollinsPaul CollinsBiographyCitigroup
Wade FetzerWade Fetzer IIIBiographyGoldman Sachs
Pete FrenchettePete FrechetteBiographyPatterson Companies
Jon HammesJon D. HammesBiographyHammes Company
Ted KellnerTed D. KellnerBiographyFiduciary Management, Inc.
Mike KnetterMike KnetterBiographyUniversity of Wisconsin Foundation
Paul LeffPaul LeffBiographyWarbasse67
Sheldon LubarSheldon B. LubarBiographyLubar & Co., Inc.
John MorgridgeJohn MorgridgeBiographyCisco Systems, Inc.
Ab NicholasAlbert "Ab" NicholasBiographyNicholas Company
John OrosJohn J. OrosBiographyJ.C. Flowers & Co.
Signe OstbyH. Signe OstbyBiographySoftware Publishing Corporation
Mike ShannonMichael S. ShannonBiographyKSL Capital Partners, LLC

Innovation Fund

Andrew BoszhardtAndrew BoszhardtBiographyManaging Partner and CIOGreat Oaks Venture Capital
Jeffery HammesJeffrey HammesBiographyPartnerKirkland & Ellis
John HatherlyJohn HatherlyBiographyManaging PartnerWynnchurch Capital
Cindy IhlenfeldCindy IhlenfeldBiographyArtist and Community Leader
Bill JohnsonBill JohnsonBiographyRetired ChairmanJohansen Capital Associates, Inc.
Peter LeidelPeter LeidelBiographyFounder and MemberYorktown Partners
Milo PinkertonMilo PinkertonBiographyPresident and FounderMSP Real Estate, Inc.
Robert PollockRobert PollockBiographyRetired CEOAssurant, Inc.
Gary RappeportGary RappeportBiographyRetired CEODonlen Corporation
Ricky SandlerRicky SandlerBiographyManaging Member and Senior Portfolio ManagerEminence Capital LLC
Tom StevensTom StevensBiographyChairman and CEOLos Angeles Capital Management
Glen TellockGlen TellockBiographyCEOLakeside Foods
Patrick ThielePatrick ThieleBiographyFormer President and CEOPartnerRe, Ltd.
Bill & Joan TrukenbroadWilliam (Truk) & Joan TrukenbrodBiographyRetired Executive Vice PresidentThe Northern Trust Company
Dr. M. Keith and Barbara WeikelDr. M. Keith and Barbara WeikelBiographyRetired, DirectorHCR ManorCare
Gary WendtGary WendtBiographyExecutive Managing PartnerGlobal Opportunity Advisors
Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni AssociationWisconsin Real Estate Alumni AssociationBiographyWREAA

Wisconsin Business Alumni Board

Kendra Armstrong
Human Resources Manager
Bank of America
MBA ’12

Jenna Atkinson
President
Jenna Atkinson Consulting
BBA ’10

Keri Bernstein
Account Director
Thrillist Media Group
BA ’03

Michelle Breunig
Wealth Advisor
Goldman Sachs
BBA ’08, MAcc ’09

Corey Chisnell
Senior Director
Artis Advisors, LLC
BBA ’91

Kevin Femal
General Manager
Cintas
BBA ’04

Nathan Fett
Product Marketing Manager
Samsung Electronics America
BBA ’06

Ryan Fuhrmann
President
Fuhrmann Capital
BBA ’96

Lisa Harris
Founder, Poet, & Creative Director
Fashion Meets Poetry
BBA ’97

Nezih Hasanoglu
Vice President, Business Development
M3 Insurance
MBA ’13

Tim Hotchandani
Director, Healtcare Investment Banking
Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
BBA ’04

Dennis Hull
Group Manager, Consumer & Market Insights
The William Wrigley Jr. Company
MBA ’09

Kurt Johnson
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Arctic Cat, Inc.
BBA ’98

Alli Jones
Senior Sourcing Capabilities Lead
General Mills, Inc.
BBA ’07

Jason Krieger
Director, Global Business Development
American Express
BS ’02

Kristin Lynes
Chief Operating Officer
Roger CPA Review
BBA ’06

Travis Mattson
Managing Director
KPMG
BBA ’99 & MAcc ’00

Marisa Menzel
Financial Advisor
Wisconsin Financial Group, Inc.
BBA ’00

Chris Murphy
MS ’00

Nicole Nelson
Assurance Director & Audit Quality Director
BDO USA, LLP
BBA ’03, MAcc ’04

Rachel Nielsen
Finance Lead
Rockwell Automation
BS ’98, MBA ’06

John Oros
Senior Director
Anheuser-Busch InBev
MBA ’09

Nathan Plumb
Associate Portfolio Manager
Plumb Funds
MBA ’10

Ion Skillrud
Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting
BBA ’04

Adam Spector
Attorney
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
BBA ’06

Liezl Tolentino
Vice President, Human Resources
Enlivant
BA ’04

Ben Van Roo
Vice President, Analytics & Data Science
Chegg, Inc.
BS ’01, MBA ’03, PhD ’07

Reena Vokoun
Director, Enterprise Sales / Founder
Grokker / Passion Fit
BBA ’98

Kristina Winterfeldt
Area President
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
BBA ’02

Steve Zamansky
Vice President, Enterprise Risk Services
Kohl’s Corporation
BBA ’95

Diversity Advisory Board

Darrell BazzellDarrell BazzellBiographyVice Chancellor for Administration and FinanceUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Malcolm BrettMalcolm BrettDirector of Broadcasting and Media InnovationsUW Extension
Stan DavisStan DavisAdjunct Professor and Former Regent/Chief Legal Counsel for Governor DoyleUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Kristina EngesethKristina EngesethHuman Resources ManagerJohnson & Johnson
David GayDavid GayBiographyPartner, Assurance ServicesErnst & Young
Pam KermishPam KermischIntegrated Communications DirectorGeneral Mills, Inc.
Dwayne MaddoxDwayne MaddoxBiographyRegional Media ManagerAmerican Family Insurance
Ann RobersonAnn RobersonDirector of Human Resources
Nestlé Pizza Division
Nestlé
Ann SchwisterAnn SchwisterBiographyVice President, Global Oral CareProcter & Gamble
Helen TaylorHelen TaylorDiversity and Inclusion ConsultantAmerican Family Insurance
Thomas WestrickThomas WestrickBiographyGlobal Controller and Chief Risk OfficerGE Healthcare
Raymond WilsonRay WilsonPartner, AssurancePricewaterhouseCoopers

Knowledge Center Boards

Knowledge center boards and the companies they represent are a crucial source of the real-world learning emphasized at the Wisconsin School of Business. Board members serve at the highest levels in leading businesses around the world—many of them are alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All of them commit to helping our students begin successful careers in their chosen fields.