UW-Green Bay Foundation names new board members
Cheney, Karcz, Mueller and Reinke join board
Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation has announced the addition of four members to its Foundation Board, two of whom are UW-Green Bay alumni. The Foundation Board manages more than $50,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $3 million each year to help make higher education accessible. The newest members:
Jeff Cheney ’79 (Business Administration and Accounting), is the retired chief financial officer of Kohler Corporation. As chief financial officer, his reporting lines encompassed financial vice presidents, controllers and business/accounting staffers, more than 500 in all, companywide. In his role, he tracked profitability for divisions as diverse as Kohler’s signature kitchen-and-bath-product lines, engine and generator manufacturing, and the rising resort and recreation business. He retired in 2013 after 34 years at Kohler.
Heather Karcz, ‘94 (Economics and Regional Analysis), is president of the Zuehlke Karcz (ZK) Financial Group and an investment executive with Raymond James Financial. Since 1998, she has successfully guided small business owners and families toward sustainable financial well-being. She and her partner, Richard Zuehlke, established ZK Financial Group and together they began a relationship with Raymond James in 2015. In 2016, she was recognized by You Magazine as one of its 10 “Women to Know.”
Ross Mueller is a graduate of UW-Manitowoc and parent of a UW-Manitowoc graduate. Mueller is a wealth advisor and founder of Mueller Wealth — a wealth management company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field, beginning his practice in 1994 with Edward Jones. He went on to spearhead the creation of CitizensFirst Wealth Management Division in 1996, until opening his own office in April of 2018.
John K. Reinke has been at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust since 1974, and is currently its Chair of its Board of Directors. He served as its president from 2000 to 2013. He is a graduate of UW-Marinette and UW-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking. He is active with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
Foundation Board of Directors
|Matthew (Matt) Mueller, Chair||VP, Finance, CFO, Schreiber Foods|
|Robert (Rob) Cera, Vice Chair||Vice Chairman, Greenwoods Financial Group|
|Gerald (Cort) Condon, Secretary||Attorney, Condon & Herald|
|Diane Ford, Treasurer||Retired VP & Controller, Integrys Energy Group|
|Cordero Barkley||VP Senior Client Advisory, Associated Bank|
|Jeffrey Cheney||Retired CFO, Kohler Corporation|
|Heather Karcz||President, Zuehlke Karcz Financial Group|
|Ross Mueller||Founder & Advisor, Mueller Wealth|
|Paul Northway||Executive VP, American National Bank Fox Cities|
|John Reinke||Chairman, Stephenson National Bank|
Louis (Lou) LeCalsey, Past Chair, Retired President & CEO, Tufco Technologies, Inc.
Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
Tony Werner, Vice Chancellor for Advancement/Foundation President
About the UW-Green Bay Foundation
The UW-Green Bay Foundation furthers the mission of UW-Green Bay, a public university, by developing and increasing opportunities for students primarily in the areas other than those in which the State of Wisconsin ordinarily makes appropriations. The Foundation attracts, manages, and distributes private resources, donated by friends of the University, that: fund student scholarships; renovate or construct academic or recreational facilities; fund endowed faculty positions; support research; and fund educational activities to enhance learning environments. The Foundation Board manages more than $50,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $3 million each year to help make higher education accessible.