Five Wisconsin School of Business alumni—Randy Guenther, LaShell Lentz, Kevin Murray, Ruth Rohlich, and Chris Tierney—were recently chosen by InBusiness Magazine as members of the 40 Under 40 class of 2013.
The 40 professionals were chosen from more than 120 applicants for their business success and commitment to the community through board involvement, volunteerism, and other activities.
Congratulations to all! Biographies for each recipient can be found below:
Randy Guenther, BBA ‘97
President and CFO
T. Wall Properties
Guenther manages one of the largest development companies in Wisconsin, with 2.6 million square feet of space on over 750 acres of land. He also makes time to be an advisor for the James. A Grasskamp Center for Real Estate board, serves as a director of the Mount Horeb Area Education Foundation, and audits church books for his congregation. Guenther hopes to use his University of Wisconsin-Madison accounting degree in the future at his own real estate investment company.
LaShell Lentz, MBA ‘10
Senior Financial Advisor and Vice President
BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc.
This past year, Lentz was awarded the Young Athena Award by the Business Forum, a Madison-based professional leadership organization. A girl-power advocate, she is the creator of the One Tough Cookie women’s 5K mud run, which raised $30,000 for the Wisconsin Badgerland Girl Scout Council in 2012.
Kevin Murray, MBA ‘06
Vice President of Commercial Insurance
Johnson Insurance Services, LLC
In 2008, Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin named Murray the Young Agent of the Year. He credits his success to surrounding himself with seasoned insurance experts and studying the Wisconsin insurance market. His next goal is to reach a senior leadership position to impact decisions and the company’s long-term vision.
Ruth Rohlich, EMBA ‘12
Business Development Specialist
City of Madison
Rohlich is an advocate for fair and equal access to capital, specifically helping minority business owners connect and prosper in the region. She says much of her success lies with her ability to network and collaborate with teams. Now, with a little more free time after finishing her Wisconsin Executive MBA, she has focused on neighborhood advocacy.
Chris Tierney, BBA ‘00
Resident Director/Vice President of Investments/ Financial Advisor
In 2012, Tierney was named resident director of the Merrill Lynch Madison office. He says that he never wants to climb so high in the business that he no longer works with clients; he’d rather build the company to help more people. Tierney supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, JDRF, the Waisman Center, and the Hope Lodge.
For more information about the Wisconsin School of Business alumni featured above as well as other members of the 40 Under 40 class of 2013, visit InBusiness’ website.