External Advisory Board

The WSB External Advisory Board is a diverse set of alumni and business leaders who have attained leadership and prominence in their field. Board members serve as advisors, advocates, and ambassadors to WSB leadership, working to enhance the reach and reputation of WSB.

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Pat Ackerman

Pat Ackerman

Senior VP, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability and Treasurer
A.O. Smith Corp

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Nízida Arriaga

Manager of Fixed Income
Wespath

Ericson Chan

Ericson Chan

Chief Executive Officer
Ping An Technology

Mike Culhane

Mike Culhane

Chief Financial Officer
Uline Inc.

Gayle Fuguitt

Gayle Fuguitt

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tempus Futures

Michelle Gile

Michelle Gile

Vice President, National Accounts
Cleo

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Lynn Girotto

Chief Marketing Officer
Amperity

Sean Jacobsohn

Sean Jacobsohn

Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Tom Kalinske

Tom Kalinske

Executive Chairman
Mixed Dimensions

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Chief Financial Officer
American Family Insurance

John Neis

John Neis

Managing Director
Venture Investors of Wisc.

Dale Nitschke

Dale Nitschke

Chief Executive Officer
Ovative Group

John Peirson

John Peirson

Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Angela Russell

Angela Russell

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CUNA Mutual Group

Robert Schmitz

Robert Schmitz

Managing Partner
Fulcrum Advisory Asia Pte Ltd

Cheryl Stallworth

Cheryl Stallworth

Co-Founder
Shedlight.org

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Adam Taetle

Senior Managing Director
Evercore Group LLC

Colin S.A. Welch

Colin S.A. Welch

Partner and Managing Director
TSG Consumer Partners

Tom Westrick

Thomas Westrick

Vice President, Chief Quality Officer & Head of Regulatory Affairs
GE Healthcare

Jim Wuthrich

Jim Wuthrich

President, Worldwide Home Entertainment and Games
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment

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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 $110 million and a total of 17 naming partners. Three 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.

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Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Citigroup

Wade Fetzer III

Wade Fetzer III

Goldman Sachs

Pete Frechette

Pete Frechette

Patterson Companies

Jon Hammes

Jon D. Hammes

Hammes Company

Ted D. Kellner

Ted D. Kellner

Fiduciary Management, Inc.

Mike Knetter

Mike Knetter

University of Wisconsin Foundation

Paul Leff

Paul Leff

Warbasse67

Sheldon B. Lubar

Sheldon B. Lubar

Lubar & Co., Inc.

Ab Nicholas

Albert "Ab" Nicholas

Nicholas Company

John Oros

John J. Oros

J.C. Flowers & Co.

Signe Ostby

H. Signe Ostby

Software Publishing Corporation

Fred Petri

Fred Petri

Petrone, Petri & Co

Mike Shannon

Michael S. Shannon

KSL Capital Partners, LLC

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Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund investors make a commitment of $300,000, payable over three years. These donors know that they are helping to ensure inspiring learning experiences for all WSB students. By innovating today, we can attract the best and brightest students—who will become tomorrow's strong alumni.

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Andrew Boszhardt

Andrew Boszhardt

Managing Partner and CIO
Great Oaks Venture Capital

EY

EY

EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a global leader in financial services.

Jeffrey Hammes

Jeffrey Hammes

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

John Hatherly

John Hatherly

Managing Partner
Wynnchurch Capital

Cindy Ihlenfeld

Cindy Ihlenfeld

Artist and Community Leader

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson

Retired Chairman
Johansen Capital Associates, Inc.

Peter Leidel

Peter Leidel

Founder and Member
Yorktown Partners

Milo Pinkerton

Milo Pinkerton

President and Founder
MSP Real Estate, Inc.

Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock

Retired CEO
Assurant, Inc.

Gary Rappeport

Gary Rappeport

Retired CEO
Donlen Corporation

Ricky Sandler

Ricky Sandler

Managing Member and Senior Portfolio Manager
Eminence Capital LLC

Tom Stevens

Tom Stevens

Chairman and CEO
Los Angeles Capital Management

Glen Tellock

Glen Tellock

CEO
Lakeside Foods

Patrick Thiele

Patrick Thiele

Former President and CEO
PartnerRe, Ltd.

William (Truk) & Joan Trukenbrod

William (Truk) & Joan Trukenbrod

Retired Executive Vice President
The Northern Trust Company

Dr. M. Keith and Barbara Weikel

Dr. M. Keith and Barbara Weikel

Retired, Director
HCR ManorCare

Gary Wendt

Gary Wendt

Executive Managing Partner
Global Opportunity Advisors

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Wisconsin Business Alumni Board

Jenna Atkinson
Founder
P5
BBA '10
Matt Billings
Senior Sourcing Engineer
Microsoft
MBA ’13
Danielle Boyke
Preconstruction Coordinator
C.D. Smith Construction
MBA ’12
Tim Bratland
VP, Integrated Business Planning
Post Consumer Brands
BBA ’89
Connor Braun
Financial Analyst
Kohl's
BBA ’16
Michelle Breunig
VP, Private Wealth Advisor
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
BBA ’08, MAcc '09
Brian F. Chambers
Partner
Pamlico Capital
BBA '01
Kevin Femal
President & CEO
EMS Industrial, Inc.
BBA ’04
Nathan Fett
Director of Sales
Innocor Inc.
BBA ’06
Marni Hirschfield Gomez
Senior Vice President
Citibank
BS ’03
Jake Gotta
Analyst
Balyasny Asset Management
BBA ’08
Punkaj Gupta
Territory Business Manager
Alkermes
BBA ’01
Angela Hamilton
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry
BBA '95
Al Johnson
Director of Supplier Management
Grainger
BBA ’06
Sarah Louko Jones
Property Assistant VP
CNA Insurance
BBA ’02
Keri Keiter
VP, Media & Partnerships 
Collab
BA '03
Brian Kline
Sr. Program & Fiscal Admin. Specialist
UW Natural Resources Institute
MBA ’14

Jon Kuether
Manager
Bain & Company
BBA ’08

Kristin Lynes (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer
Roger CPA Review-UWorld
BBA ’06
Jennifer Levenhagen
Account Partner Director 
Salesforce
BBA ’95

Brian Miller
Digital Innovation Partner
BDO USA
BBA '02
Jason Makowski (Vice Chair)
SVP, Business Solutions Director
Associated Bank
MBA '18
Rachel Nielsen
Director, Finance & Operations
Urban Ecology Center
BS '98, MBA '06
Lisa Paradowski
Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche
BBA '00, MAcc '01
Jeffrey Powers
Vice President
Outfront Media
BBA ’92
Taura Prosek 
Director, Business Development
Stewart Leadership
BBA '93
Andrew Quinn
Portfolio Manager & Researcher
AQR Capital Management
BBA ’11
Arash Rassouli
Director, Operations Strategy
Zillow Group
BBA '02
Matthew Reese
President & CEO
James & Associates Real Estate 
MBA '07
Adam Spector
Senior Associate
DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
BBA ’06
Liezl Tolentino
VP, Human Resources
Enlivant (TPG Capital)
BA '04
Reena Vokoun
Founder
Passion Fit, LLC
BBA '98
Shira Weiner
Director, Human Resources
Gamma Phi Beta
BBA '09
Steve Zamansky
VP, Enterprise Risk Services
Kohl's
BBA '95