BBA 1951, JD 1953
Founder & Chairman, Lubar & Co., Inc.
River Hill, Wis.
Sheldon B. Lubar is founder and chairman of Lubar & Co., a Milwaukee-based private investment firm active in corporate acquisitions and venture capital investment. He formed Lubar & Company while also serving as chairman and CEO of Mortgage Associates (1966-1973) and president and chairman of the executive committee of Midland National Bank, (1975-1977), both of Milwaukee.
He served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, director of the Federal National Mortgage Association and commissioner of the White House Conference on Small Business. He also served the state of Wisconsin on its Commission on Education, the Commerce and Industry Task Force and as a trustee of the state’s Investment Board. In 1991, he was appointed a regent of the University of Wisconsin, where he also served as system president. Lubar was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Wisconsin School of Business.
In 2006, Lubar contributed $10 million to the UW-Milwaukee School of Business Administration, which was renamed the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business in his honor.