Board of Directors

The UW Foundation is managed by the members of its Board of Directors. Directors are elected by the UW Foundation members at the annual meeting of members. Each director holds office for a three-year term and may serve up to four consecutive terms.

Ex-officio members include all former, living board chairs, the chair and president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Council.

Thomas FalkThomas J. Falk – Chair

  • Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Jeffrey D. Wiesner – Vice Chair

  • Retired Partner, Accenture

Richard AntoineRichard L. Antoine – Ex Officio Chair

  • President, National Academy of Human Resources
  • President, AO Consulting

Nancy L. BallsrudNancy L. Ballsrud

  • Retired Financial Executive, Cargill, Inc.

Rajiv BatraRajiv Batra

John D. BaumannJohn D. Baumann

  • President and CEO, Colony Brands, Inc.

Paula BonnerPaula E. Bonner
Ex Officio Member

  • President, Wisconsin Alumni Association

Susan J. CellmerSusan J. Cellmer

Jerry ChazenJerome A. Chazen

  • Chazen Capital Partners, LLC

Paul CollinsPaul J. Collins
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Vice Chair, Citigroup

Jeffrey DiermeierJeffrey J. Diermeier

  • Chair, Financial Accounting Foundation

Susan S. EngeleiterSusan S. Engeleiter

  • Data Recognition Corporation

Wade FetzerWade Fetzer III
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs

Elizabeth M. HarnedElizabeth M. Harned

David F. FlorinDavid F. Florin

  • President, Hiebing

Elzie L. HigginbottomElzie L. Higginbottom

Jere FlunoJere D. Fluno
Ex Officio Member

Peter L. FrechettePeter L. Frechette

Curtis J. FuszardCurtis J. Fuszard

  • Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Colleen GogginsColleen A. Goggins

Jeff HammesJeffrey C. Hammes

  • Chair, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jon HammesJon D. Hammes

  • Chair and CEO, Hammes Company, LLC

Jill HattonJill S. Hatton

John HoltonJohn P. Holton

William P. HsuWilliam P. Hsu

  • Vice President of Operations and Farmer, Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc. and Hsu Ginseng Farms, LLP

Ted KellnerTed D. Kellner
Ex Officio Member

Peter S. KiesPeter S. Kies

Mike KnetterMichael M. Knetter
Ex Officio Member

  • President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation

Christopher J. KozinaChristopher J. Kozina

  • President and CEO, CDC

Paul LeffPaul A. Leff

  • Perry Capital

Michael LehmanMichael E. Lehman

  • Chief Executive Officer, Repulse Bay Road, LLC

Peter LeidelPeter A. Leidel

  • Partner, Yorktown Partners, LLC

Thomas MadsenThomas P. Madsen

Jane MandulaJane R. Mandula

  • Owner and Investor, Far Far Away, LLC

Karen A. MonfreKaren A. Monfre

  • Partner, Valuation Litigation and Transaction Support Services; Managing Director, Wipfli Corporate

Alice MortensonAlice D. Mortenson

  • Director, M. A. Mortenson Company
  • President, Mortenson Family Foundation

Melinda MountMelinda J. Mount

John NelsonJohn S. Nelson

  • Managing Director and adjunct Professor, Global Infrastructure Asset Management, UW-Madison Civil Engineering

Cory L. NettlesCory L. Nettles

John OrosJohn J. Oros
Ex Officio Member

  • Managing Director, JC Flowers & Co.

Stephen R. PetersenStephen R. Petersen

  • Managing Director, Seaward Management

Linda ProcciLinda L. Procci

  • Retired Vice President of Operations, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Frederick RobertsonFrederick A. Robertson

  • Venture Partner, Baird Capital, RW Baird

Ricky SandlerRicky C. Sandler

  • Founder and CEO, Eminence Capital

Jay R SekelskyJay R. Sekelsky

  • Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Madison Investment Holdings, Inc.

Paul ShainPaul S. Shain

  • President and CEO, Singlewire Software

Michael ShannonMichael S. Shannon

  • KSL Capital Partners

Michael SplinterMichael R. Splinter

Stephanie L. SwartzStephanie L. Swartz

  • Senior Nursing Consultant, Gundersen Health System

Frances S. TaylorFrances S. Taylor
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired, Bank of America

Patrick ThielePatrick Thiele

Doris WeisbergDoris F. Weisberg