Board of Directors

The UW Foundation is governed by the members of its Board of Directors. 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, and the president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Jeffrey D. Wiesner – Chair

  • Chair of the Board and Retired Partner, Accenture

Michael ShannonMichael S. Shannon – Vice Chair

  • KSL Capital Partners

Linda L. AhlersLinda L. Ahlers

  • Retired President, Marshall Field’s

Rajiv BatraRajiv Batra

John D. BaumannJohn D. Baumann

  • President and CEO, Colony Brands, Inc.

Susan J. CellmerSusan J. Cellmer

Jerry ChazenJerome A. Chazen

  • Chazen Capital Partners, LLC

Jeffrey DiermeierJeffrey J. Diermeier

  • Chair, Financial Accounting Foundation

Susan S. EngeleiterSusan S. Engeleiter

  • Data Recognition Corporation

David F. FlorinDavid F. Florin

  • President, Hiebing

Curtis J. FuszardCurtis J. Fuszard

  • Executive Director, REACH-A-Child

Colleen GogginsColleen A. Goggins

Jon HammesJon D. Hammes

  • Chair and CEO, Hammes Company, LLC

Elizabeth M. HarnedElizabeth M. Quadracci Harned

Jill HattonJill S. Hatton

Elzie L. HigginbottomElzie L. Higginbottom

Louis A. HollandLouis A. Holland

  • President, Cumota, LLC

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

Peter S. KiesPeter S. Kies

  • Head of Equity Capital Markets, Head of Technology & Services Banking,
    Robert W. Baird & Co.

Paul LeffPaul A. Leff

  • Perry Capital

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, Wipfli LLP and Managing Director Wipfli Corporate Finance

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

Susan S. PattersonSusan S. Patterson

  • Senior Vice President/Art Director, J. Walter Thompson

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

Laureen E. SeegerLaureen E. Seeger

  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company

Paul ShainPaul S. Shain

  • President and CEO, Singlewire Software

Michael SplinterMichael R. Splinter

Stephanie L. SwartzStephanie L. Swartz

  • Administrative Director for Emergency Medical Services, Gundersen Health System

Patrick ThielePatrick Thiele

Doris WeisbergDoris F. Weisberg

Ex Officio Members

Paul CollinsPaul J. Collins
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Vice Chair, Citigroup

Wade FetzerWade Fetzer III
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs

Jere FlunoJere D. Fluno
Ex Officio Member

Ted KellnerTed D. Kellner
Ex Officio Member

Mike KnetterMichael M. Knetter
Ex Officio Member

  • President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation

John OrosJohn J. Oros
Ex Officio Member

  • Managing Director, JC Flowers & Co.

Frances S. TaylorFrances S. Taylor
Ex Officio Member

  • Retired, Bank of America