WFAA Board of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors who support the university and actively participate in our advancement efforts.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association 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.

Board Members

Michael S. Shannon - Chair

KSL Capital Partners

Paul S. Shain - Vice Chair

President and CEO, Singlewire Software

Linda L. Ahlers

Retired President, Marshall Field’s

Rajiv Batra

Michelle A. Behnke

Principal, Michelle Behnke & Associates

Susan J. Cellmer

Jerome A. Chazen

Chazen Capital Partners, LLC

Suzanne DeWolf

Co-Owner, Lil’ Drug Store Products

Co-Owner, ForeFold Ventures

Jeffrey J. Diermeier

Chair, Financial Accounting Foundation

Sonnet Edmonds

Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Southern Power Company

Susan S. Engeleiter

Data Recognition Corporation

Curtis J. Fuszard

Executive Director, REACH-A-Child

Colleen A. Goggins

Jon D. Hammes

Chair and CEO, Hammes Company, LLC

Elizabeth Quadracci Harned

Elzie L. Higginbottom

Louis A. Holland

President, Cumota, LLC

John P. Holton

William P. Hsu

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

Cynthia Ihlenfeld

Past Organizations include 3M, Ecolab

Peter S. Kies

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

Peter A. Leidel

Partner, Yorktown Partners, LLC

Thomas P. Madsen

Jane R. Mandula

Owner and Investor, Far Far Away, LLC

Karen A. Monfre

Partner, Wipfli LLP and Managing Director Wipfli Corporate Finance

Lorna Nagler

John S. Nelson

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

Cory L. Nettles

Susan S. Patterson

Senior Vice President/Art Director, J. Walter Thompson

Stephen R. Petersen

Managing Director, Seaward Management

Linda L. Procci

Retired Vice President of Operations, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Todd C. Pulvino, Ph.D.

Principal and Co-Founder, CNH Partners

Frederick A. Robertson

Venture Partner, Baird Capital, RW Baird

Laureen E. Seeger

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company

Michael R. Splinter

Thomas Stevens

Chair and CEO, Los Angeles Capital Management

Patrick Thiele

James Thompson

Former President, Cargill, Inc.

Jeffrey D. Wiesner

Retired Partner, Accenture

Ex Officio Members

Paul J. Collins

Ex-Officio Member

Retired Vice Chair, Citigroup

Jere D. Fluno

Ex-Officio Member

Ted D. Kellner

Ex-Officio Member

Michael M. Knetter

Ex-Officio Member

President and CEO, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

John J. Oros

Ex-Officio Member

Managing Director, JC Flowers & Co.

Frances S. Taylor

Ex-Officio Member

Retired, Bank of America