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Board Of Directors

The UWM Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors. Each director holds office for a three-year term and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

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John H. Kissinger (’79)


Chair, Executive Committee

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Rinka (’97)

Vice Chair

Chair, Governance Committee

Architect, Founder and Partner

Lisa Van Landeghem


Chair, Finance Committee

Executive Director, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Christina H. Fiasca (’80)


Retired Senior Vice President
Northwestern Mutual


Michael Aldana (’87)

Managing Partner
Quarles and Brady LLP

David Barnett

Gallery Owner/Director
David Barnett Gallery

Dr. Brian J. Bear, M.D. (’81)

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College
Clinical Professor, Marquette University

James Blinka (’85)

Tax Professor, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Retired, Regional Managing Partner

Robert Bukowski

Chair, Investment Committee

Managing Partner and Investor Advocate
Alpha Investment Consulting Group, LLC

Ellen Censky (’79)

President & CEO
Milwaukee Public Museum

Stephanie Chedid (’94)

Executive Director/President
Luther Manor

Lori Craig

Senior Vice President, Market Executive
PNC Wealth Management

Andrew DeGuire

Vice President – Corporate Strategy
Northwestern Mutual

Donna Drosner (’78)

Senior Investment Consultant
Private Wealth Management
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Jeff Hembrock

Senior Fellow – Harvard
Advanced Leadership Initiative

Jacqueline D. Herd-Barber

Retired, Sales Management

Kimberly Kane

Founder and President
Kane Communications Group

Roger Kamau

Director, Finance and Strategy
Milwaukee Bucks

Margaret “Peggy” C. Kelsey (’06)

Executive Vice President
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
WEC Energy Group

Rebekah Kowalski

Vice President
Manpower Manufacturing

Matt Kulasa

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Wesco International, Inc.

Ronald S. Luskin

Retired, Director of Marketing

Keri McConnell

Former Executive Director
Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

Ronald Miller

Managing Director and Head
CIBIC Cleary Gull

David Misky (’92)

Assistant Executive Director
Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Thomas A. Myers

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Michael Orgeman

Lichtsinn & Haensel, s.c.

Dennis J. Webb (’71)

Sage Water

Peggy Williams-Smith

President and CEO
Visit Milwaukee

Ex-Officio Directors

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David H. Gilbert

President, UWM Foundation, Inc.
President, UWM Real Estate Foundation, Inc.

Michelle Putz, RN, NHA

Owner/Principal Consultant, PTZ Consulting
Chair, UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees

Curtis A. Stang, CPA

Chief Operating Officer, UWM Foundation, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, UWM Real Estate Foundation, Inc.

Joah Tucker

Owner, BB Real Estate Investments, LLC
Chair, UWM Panther Fund Council