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Graaskamp Center Board Member Engagement is Stronger Than Ever

By Wisconsin School of Business

December 6, 2021

The Abraham Lincoln on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the tree foliage continues to change colors during autumn.

Last spring, we reached out to our Graaskamp Center board members with a survey to invite them to become more engaged with the Graaskamp Center.  We’ve received a great response with about 30% of our members choosing to get involved.  From mentoring a student to teach in the classroom – there are many ways members have become connected to our students and the Center.  Some have joined us a guest lecturers in the classroom; others have coached our students on private equity deals, and some have supported the Center by joining Advisory Boards for our graduate-level Private Equity and Applied Real Estate Investment Tracks.  We are grateful to our members for their involvement and support! If you’re a board member and would like to get involved, you can complete the online survey here.

Name                           Title                                         Company

Alissa Adler                   Senior Vice President                Colliers International

Mike Baucus                 Managing Partner                     AIC Ventures

Brian Berry                   Senior Vice President                29th Street Capital

Joseph Betlej                VP & Portfolio Manager             Advantus Capital Management

Rob Bond                      Co-Founder & President            Bond Companies

Kent Born                     Senior MD / Head, CRE              PPM America

Francis  Brzezinski         Owner                                      Interstate Partners

Steven Buller                Portfolio Manager                     Fidelity Management and Research Company

Michael Casey               Senior Managing Director          The Blackstone Group

Corey Chisnell               Partner                                     Artis Capital

Lee Christensen             Director of Development           Gebhardt Development

Fred Cooper                  Senior VP Finance                     Tollbrothers

Pat Dempsey                MD, Capital Markets                 Walker & Dunlop

Gary Dreher                  President                                  TOLD Development Co.

Randall Eggert              Senior Investment Officer          State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Brian Eisendrath           Vice Chairman – Cap Markets    CBRE

Jerry Fink                      Managing Partner                     The Bascom Group

Brandon Goetzman       Senior Vice President                Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC

Mike Grupe                  EVP, Research & Invest Affairs   NAREIT

Mark Irgens                  CEO/Manager                           Irgens Partners

Chuck King                    Managing Principal                   Westminster Capital

Stephanie Krewson-Kelly  VP Investor Relations    Corporate Office Properties Trust

Cody Langeness             President                                  Redstone Tax Exempt Funding

Duane Lund                  CEO                                          NAI Legacy

Jim Martell                   CEO                                          Logistics Property Co.

John Maurer                 Sen VP, Portfolio Management  EverWest

Austin Mautz                CFO                                          Fiduciary Real Estate Development

Chuck Murphy              Senior VP of Development         LCS

Chad Neumann             Senior Portfolio Manager          State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Charles Nulsen IV          President                                  Washington Properties

John Oharenko             Principal                                   RECI

Brad Olsen                    President                                  Atlantic Partners

Bob Perry                     President                                  CBRE Global Investors

Jim Roemer                  Managing Director                    CIBC Bank USA

Alan Rudikoff                Partner                                     GDS

Andrew Sachs               Executive Managing Director     Newmark Knight Frank

Seth Singerman             President and MP                     Singerman Real Estate, LLC

Kenneth Statz               Managing Director                    Security Capital Research Management

David Toti                     Managing Director                    Colliers Securities

Robert Vanecko             Managing Principal                   Brennan Investments

Stewart Wangard          Chairman & CEO                       Wangard

Andrew Weir                Senior Managing Director          JLL – Capital Markets

Tom Zale                      Vice President                           Northwestern Mutual