2012 Distinguished Alumna
2012 Young Business Alumnus
2012 Shape the Future Volunteer
Previous Honorees

2012 Distinguished Alumna

Ruth NelsonRuth NelsonBBA '48Retired Executive Time, Inc.Biography

2012 Young Business Alumnus

Corey CapassoCorey CapassoBBA '09Founder of SpinbackBiography
Andrew FerenciAndrew FerenciFounder of SpinbackBiography

2012 Shape the Future Volunteer

Don CondonDon CondonBBA '74Retired Vice President for Corporate Development, Westlake Chemical Biography
John KennyJohn KennyBS '67, BA '72, MBA '73President, Freeflow Technology, Inc.Biography
Ann SchwisterAnn SchwisterBBA '89Vice President, Global Oral Care Finance and AccountingBiography

Previous Honorees

David Anderson, BBA ’70, MBA ‘74
Chairman/CEO
American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin

Chris M. Bauer, BBA ‘70
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Firstar Bank Milwaukee, N.A.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

George J. Becker, BBA ‘38
Retired Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer
Giddings & Lewis, Inc.
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Stephen Bennett, BBA ‘76
Former President/Chief Executive Officer
Intuit
Mountain View, California

Paul M. Berge, BBA ‘60
Chairman of the Board
M&I Bank of Southern Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Russell W. Britt, BS ‘47, BBA ‘48
President and Chief Operating Officer Wisconsin Electric Power Co.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Paul J. Collins, BBA ‘58
Vice Chairman
Citibank, N.A.
London, England

Curt Culver, MS ’75, BBA ‘74
Chairman, President, and
Chief Executive Officer
MGIC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jeffrey J. Diermeier, BBA ‘75, MBA ‘75
Chief Investment Officer at UBS Asset Management
Managing Director at Binson Partners, Inc.
Oak Brook, IL

John J. Douglas, PhB ‘39
Retired Vice Chairman
GTE Corporation
New York, New York

Carroll E. Ebert, BBA ‘49
Retired Chairman and President
Carson Pirie Scott & Co.
Chicago, Illinois

Robert C. Ernest, BBA ‘52
Retired Vice Chairman and President
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Neenah, Wisconsin

Thomas J. Falk, BBA ‘80
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly-Clark
Dallas, Texas

Daniel F. Finnane, BBA ‘58
Former President and Co-Owner
Golden State Warriors
San Francisco, California

Rockne G. Flowers, BBA ‘52, MBA ‘60
President
Nelson Industries, Inc.
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Jere D. Fluno, BBA ‘63
Vice Chairman
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Lake Forest, Illinois

James L. Forbes, BBA ‘54, JD ‘60
President and Chief Executive Officer
Badger Meter, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John E. Gherty, BBA ‘65
President and Chief Executive Officer
Land O’Lakes
Arden Hills, Minnesota

Joe L. Gremban, BBA ‘48
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Sierra Pacific Resources
Reno, Nevada

Phill Gross, MS ’83, BBA ’82
Managing Director
Adage Capital Management
Boston, Massachusetts

Gordon H. Gunnlaugsson, BBA ‘66,
MBA ‘68
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jon Hammes, MS ‘74
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hammes Company
Mequon, Wisconsin

Philip J. Hendrickson, BA ‘41
Retired Chairman and President
Krueger International
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Joanne L. Howard, BBA ‘62, MBA ‘63
Managing Director
RCM Global Investors
San Francisco, California

Roy W. Howard, BBA ‘64
Retired Administrator
Kaiser-Permanente Medical Care Program
San Francisco, California

Daniel R. Huber, BBA ‘58
President, Asia/Pacific and Agricultural Sectors
Cargill, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Burleigh E. Jacobs, BA ‘42
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Grede Foundries
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Richard G. Jacobus, BBA ‘51, MBA ‘59
Vice Chairman
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Edward S. Keating, BBA ‘50
General Partner
E.K. Associates
Lincoln, New Hampshire

John F. Keller, BBA ‘49
Retired Group Vice President
Heublein, Inc.
San Francisco, California

Ted D. Kellner, BBA ‘69
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fiduciary Management, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

George F. Kress, BA ‘25
Founder and Chairman
Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Hal C. Kuehl, BBA ‘47, MBA ‘54
Retired Chairman and Director
First Wisconsin National Bank
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Richard D. Lamm, BBA ‘57
Governor, 1975-1986
State of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

John D. Larson, BBA ‘64, JD ‘65, MBA ‘66
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
Madison, Wisconsin

Peter A. Leidel, BBA ‘78
Founder/Partner
Yorktown Partners LLC
New York, NY

Paul Leff, MS ‘83, BBA ‘84
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Perry Partners
New York, New York

Michael Lehman, BBA ‘74
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Sun Microsystems
Santa Clara, California

Sheldon B. Lubar, BBA ‘51, LLB ‘53
Chairman
Christiana Companies, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Irwin Maier, BS ‘21
Retired Chairman
The Journal Company
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Walter E. Malzahn, BA ‘19
Retired Senior Vice President and Treasurer
West Bend Co.
West Bend, Wisconsin

John W. March, BBA ‘45
Retired Senior Partner
Arthur Andersen & Co.
Chicago, Illinois

Stephen H. Marcus, BBA ‘57
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Marcus Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

James R. McManus, BBA ‘55
Chairman and President
Marketing Corporation of America
Westport, Connecticut

John P. Morgridge, BBA ‘55
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cisco Systems
Menlo Park, California

John L. Murray, BBA ‘50
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Universal Foods Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

William J. Nasgovitz, BBA ‘66
President and Chief Executive Officer
Heartland Advisors
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Albert O. “Ab” Nicholas, BS ‘52, MBA ‘55
President
The Nicholas Company
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr., Ph.D. ‘41
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
A.C. Nielsen Company
Northbrook, Illinois

Herman C. Nolen, BBA ‘21
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
McKesson and Robbins, Inc.
Delray Beach, Florida

Tadashi Okamura, MBA ‘73
President/Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

John J. Oros, BBA ‘71
Limited Partner
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, New York

San W. Orr, Jr., BBA ‘63, JD ‘66
Chairman
Marathon Electric Manufacturing Corporation
Wausau, Wisconsin

Jonathan G. Pellegrin, BBA ‘67
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Hill Press, Inc.
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Stephen R. Petersen, BBA ‘79, MS ‘80
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
Fidelity Management & Research Co.
Boston, MA

Peter M. Platten III, BBA ‘62
President and Chief Executive Officer
Valley Bancorporation
Appleton, Wisconsin

Herbert V. Prochnow, BA ‘21, MA ‘22
Former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of State and Retired Pres.
First National Bank of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Thomas F. Pyle, Jr., MBA ‘63
Chairman, President, and
Chief Executive Officer
Rayovac Corporation
Madison, Wisconsin

Julie Richardson, BBA ‘85
Managing Director
Providence Equity Partners, Inc.
New York, New York

Charles S. Robb, BBA ‘61
Governor, 1982-1986
Commonwealth of Virginia
McLean, Virginia

Burnell Roberts, BBA ‘55
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mead Corporation
Dayton, Ohio

Jeffrey J. Rotsch, MBA ’74
Senior Vice President
General Mills
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ruth E. Salzmann, PhB ‘40
Executive Vice President and Director
Sentry Insurance Co.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

L. James Schoenwetter, BBA ‘60
Vice President, Logistics
3M Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

John M. Schroeder, BBA ‘63
Retired Senior Vice President/Advisor to the Chairman
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Racine, Wisconsin

Leslie P. Schultz, BA ‘40, MBA ‘50
Chairman
USLICO Corporation
Arlington, Virginia

Michael S. Shannon, BBA ‘80
Managing Director and Co-Founder
KSL Capital Partners
Denver, CO

Irwin Smith, MBA ‘64
Senior Managing Director
Nakoma Capital Management, LLC
Carefree, Arizona

Kathy Dwyer Southern, BBA ‘68, MA ‘72
President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Children’s Museum
Washington, D.C.

Gerald D. Stephens, CPCU, BBA ‘55
Chairman and Retired Chief Executive Officer
RLI Corp.
Peoria, Illinois

Bernard “Bud” Sweet, BA ‘47
Vice Chairman
Republic Airlines, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Glen Tellock, BBA ‘83
President/Chief Executive Officer
Manitowoc Company Inc.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Patrick Thiele, BBA ’72, MS ‘75
President/Chief Executive Officer
PartnerRe Ltd.
Pembroke, Bermuda

William S. Trukenbrod, BBA ‘61
Retired Executive Vice President
The Northern Trust Company
Chicago, Illinois

Allen M. Turner, BBA ‘58
Partner
Pritzker and Pritzker
Chicago, Illinois

John W. Ullrich, Ph.D. ‘37
Founder and Retired Senior Partner
Wipfli, Ullrich, Bertelson, CPAs
Wausau, Wisconsin

James N. von Germeten, BS ‘61,
MBA ‘62
President and Chief Investment Officer
The Boston Company, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

David G. Walsh, BBA ‘65
Partner
Foley & Lardner
Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. M. Keith Weikel, Ph.D. ‘66
Retired Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
HCR ManorCare
Toledo, Ohio

Lee J. Weinberger, BBA ‘57
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wausau Insurance Companies
Wausau, Wisconsin

James J. Weinert, MBA ‘69
Chairman
Tri Pro Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laurence A. Weinstein, BBA ‘45, LLB ‘47
President and Chief Executive Officer
General Beverage Sales Co.
Madison, Wisconsin

John B. White, BA ‘33, MBA ‘49
Founder and Retired Partner
White Reinholtz and Pfefferkorn
Madison, Wisconsin

Ray Zemon, MBA ‘73
Managing Member
Z.I. Investments, LLC
Chicago, Illinois

Paul D. Ziemer, BBA ‘48
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Green Bay, Wisconsin