Two Northeastern Wisconsin business and community leaders have accepted invitations to join the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation, Inc.
Filling open positions on the 32-member board are Craig Dickman, founder and CEO of Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay, and Sahil Tak, vice president of ST Paper, Oconto Falls.
They began their service with the Jan. 25 board meeting on campus. Members of the Foundation board enjoy dual appointment as members of the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Council of Trustees, which has an advisory and advocacy mission.
Dickman is an Oshkosh native and a 1982 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s program in Business Administration. He has more than two decades of experience in the transportation industry, serving as a vice president for information technology for Schneider National and as president and CEO of Paper Transport Co. About five years ago he founded Breakthrough Fuel — headquartered at the restored railroad depot on South Washington Street in Green Bay — to advise shippers on operations and energy savings in moving their goods to market. His community involvement includes terms on the Brown County Harbor Commission, Green Bay City Council and Brown County Board of Supervisors along with service to the Brown County United Way and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Tak is a native of the Washington, D.C. area who studied finance and information technology at Boston College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1999. He worked in finance in New York City until 2007 when he relocated to Oconto Falls with his family’s investment in a century-old tissue mill there. Renamed ST Paper LLC, the mill now produces parent rolls that are sold to tissue and napkin converters. Revitalized as one of Oconto County’s largest employers, the company has earned positive attention for a variety of green initiatives included the company’s efficient processing of recycled waste paper. Tak says the company’s emphasis on philanthropy is in keeping with the overall aim of restoring the paper company not only as a leading manufacturer but as a valued, community-conscious corporate citizen. In 2011, Tak and ST Paper donated $50,000 to UW-Green Bay to create a scholarship fund to benefit students from the six-county area north and northwest of Green Bay where most of the company’s employees, friends and neighbors reside.
The UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc., was established as an independent 501(c)3 organization in April 2011 when the University filed articles of incorporation and the Chancellor’s Council of Trustees approved bylaws. The creation of the Foundation gives the University greater flexibility in managing gifts and assets and in being proactive in its private fundraising.
For more information regarding the UW-Green Bay Foundation, contact Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Bev Carmichael, 920-465-5025.
Board of Directors of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc.
Chancellor’s Council of Trustees
Jan. 25, 2012
- Chair, Louis (Lou) LeCalsey, former President and CEO, Tufco Technologies, Green Bay
- Vice Chair, Virginia (Ginny) Riopelle, UW-Green Bay class of ’70, Civic Leader, Green Bay
- Secretary, Robert Bush, Chair Emeritus, Schreiber Foods, Green Bay
- Treasurer, Diane Ford, ’75, Vice President and Controller, Integrys Energy Group, Green Bay
- Cliff Abbott*, Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff; Professor of Information and Computing Science, UW-Green Bay
- Paul Anderson, ’82, President, M2 Logistics, Inc., Green Bay
- Dean Basten, ’89, Secretary/Treasurer, Miron Construction, Neenah
- Richard (Rick) Beverstein, Vice President, AON Risk Services, Green Bay
- Beverly Carmichael*, Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement, UW-Green Bay
- Gerald (Cort) Condon, Attorney, Condon & Herald, Green Bay
- Robert (Bob) DeVos, ’73, Senior Vice President-Business Development, GENCO Inc., Green Bay
- Craig Dickman, ’82, Founder and CEO, Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay
- Larry Ferguson, Retired President and CEO, Schreiber Foods, Green Bay
- Susan Finco, President, Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Green Bay
- Philip B. Flynn, President and CEO, Associated Banc-Corp, Green Bay
- Beth Gochnauer, Chairperson, Gochnauer Family Foundation, Winnetka, Ill.
- William Gollnick, ’81, Chief of Staff, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Oneida
- Donald Harden, Retired President, Bellin Foundation, Green Bay
- Thomas K. Harden*, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay
- Donsia Strong Hill, Attorney, Tyson Strong Hill Connor, LLP, Green Bay
- Michael Jackson, ’76, Retired President and COO, SuperValu Stores, Inc., Celebration, Fla.
- Mark King, ’81, President and CEO, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Carlsbad, Calif.
- Kate Meeuwsen, ’76, Civic Leader, New Franken
- Mark Murphy, President and CEO, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay
- Thomas Olson, Retired President, Sonoco-U.S. Paper Mills Inc., Green Bay
- David Pamperin, ’74, President and CEO, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Green Bay
- Kramer Rock, President, Temployment, Inc., Green Bay
- Donna Sheedy* ’94, President of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association; Manager of Investor Relations for Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
- Mark Skogen, President and CEO, Skogen’s Festival Foods, Green Bay
- Sahil Tak, Vice President, ST Paper LLC, Oconto Falls
- James (Jim) Wochinske, ’74, President and Owner, Pomp’s Tire and Auto Service, Inc., Green Bay
- Scott Wochos*, President of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association; Senior Vice President for Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
* Indicates ex officio member