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Dear University Club Members,
As I look out the windows of the University Club to the east, I see the magnificent view of the lakefront. This view has been one
of the hallmarks of our beautiful building and underscores the prominent position we have in the heart of Milwaukee. In many
respects, our culture of continued education and social connection, relevant business contacts, fine food/service experience and
connection to local causes makes the University Club THE Heart of Milwaukee. Our members have created and sustained this
exceptional legacy over the years and our staff is committed to its continuation.
So, what is important to our members? As I meet and converse with so many of you, it is clear that you want a dynamic, firstclass environment that inspires members to enhance their careers, deepen their networks and engage in the issues that matter
to Milwaukee. To do this we need to continue to offer a welcoming place where members and known by name and can rely on
the highest standards of service. We also need to continue our legacy of hosting engaging programs and enlightening exchanges
about issues that matter to our members and the broader community. These are the lively, enjoyable “can’t get anywhere else”
With the addition of Joseph Russo, Executive Chef, and Rebecca Owen, Director of Member Services to the University Club staff,
we can continue to provide those memorable experiences and engagement within the Club. We will be sharing more information
about them in this issue of the Forum.
At the end of the day, this organization is all about our members and, to the extent that our members are engaged within the Club
and actively partake in its activities, we will continue to be a viable resource in the community.
With the exciting news of our intent to merge with Tripoli Country Club, the possibility is that we can ultimately provide all of the
historic benefits of the University Club, with the added plus of special events and activities in a beautiful resort setting, very close
to our downtown campus. This would have a great value to members of all ages who want choices and options. Not only will they
be able enjoy the intellectual, business and cultural benefits of membership, but they can partake in special events and activities in
another setting that will charm the whole family and build memories for a lifetime.
What an exciting time to be part of the University Club of Milwaukee!
I look forward to seeing you at the Club.
My very best,
Vicki Schroeder
General Manager
upcoming events ........................................................................................................................................4
news & updates ..........................................................................................................................................6
Food & wine .............................................................................................................................................10
happenings at the club .........................................................................................................................12
You club congratulations ...................................................................................................................14
welcome new members ..........................................................................................................................16
anniversaries & in memoriam ...............................................................................................................18
From the general manager
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august events
universitY club member’s reception
at tripoli countrY club
Tuesday, August 9 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
RSVP with Tripoli at (414) 410-5717.
University Club members are invited to experience all that Tripoli has to
offer at a reception featuring cocktails, appetizers and tours of the club.
proposed tripoli merger
town hall meeting
Tuesday, August 16 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
RSVP with The University Club at (414) 271-2222.
Join us to discuss the proposed Tripoli Merger. The Town Hall Meeting
will include a presentation, a question and answer session and a reception
featuring cheese and charcuterie.
tripoli member’s reception at the universitY club
Wednesday, August 24 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP with The University Club at (414) 271-2222.
Tripoli Country Club members are invited to experience the unique and vibrant atmosphere of
The University Club at an exclusive reception featuring cocktails, appetizers and tours of the club.
enrichment breakFast with
robert l. habush
Wednesday, August 17 | 7:30 a.m.
the university Club enriChMent breakfast series continues in August
with a presentation by Robert L. Habush.
Mr. Habush is the Chairman of the Board of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®
He received his undergraduate degree and his juris doctor from the University of
Wisconsin. Mr. Habush was Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review.
the university Club business/eConoMiCs enriChMent Pillar offers Club members access to industry experts’ perspectives
on market trends, consumer preferences, how world news and events impact local markets, and government regulation and its effect
on businesses and the economy.
6th floor Dining
Thurs. Evenings
Dinner: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Effective September 1st-6th floor
will be open on Wednesdays only
1898 bar & lounge
Mon. - Thur. - 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Food Service until 9:00 p.m.)
Friday - 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Food Service until 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday. - 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Food Service until 10:00 p.m.)
new dining & lounge hours
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september events
milwaukee’s harbor district:
planning a 21st centurY
working waterFront
Wednesday, September 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join Lilith Fowler of Harbor District, Inc. to hear about efforts underway to restore
and redevelop the Harbor District, the area around the Port of Milwaukee. Lilith will
talk about the planning process and the vision for the area, and outline some of the
major opportunities, obstacles, and questions. Then, roll up your sleeves and get out
your pencils for an interactive session tackling some of the thorniest planning issues.
scotch, bourbon & cigar club
Thursday, August 18 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Take a break with The University Club’s Scotch, Bourbon & Cigar club in
August for an Irish Whiskey themed evening featuring: Powers, Tullamore
Dew “Phoenix”, The Quiet Man, and Teeling. Also enjoy a cigar, light
appetizers and a spectacular view on the 1898 veranda.
book discussion series - 1st oF six
Thursday, August 25 | 5:30 p.m.
The Ideals of Politics: A Series of Six Symposia
Join us as we investigate the roots of political ideas and convictions. Each
session will be based on a book and guided by a different UWM professor.
In partnership with Kennan Ferguson, UWM 21st Studies; co-sponsored by
Dr. Francis Barry Silberg’s Center for Comparative Studies and The University
Club. More information to come.
trinitY dance lecture
and perFormance
Wednesday, August 17 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The University Club of Milwaukee in conjunction with Irish Fest, welcome
you to a lecture by Mark Howard of Trinity Irish Dance Company, along with an
Irish dance demonstration. The event will start with a cocktail reception from
5:30-6:00 p.m. featuring Irish Beer and Irish Appetizers.
the sCotCh, bourbon & Cigar Club samples a different Scotch or Bourbon and cigar each second Thursday of the month until
the weather does not permit sitting comfortably on the 1898 veranda. Pre-register for upcoming sessions with the Front Desk: August
18th, September 8th, October 13th and November 10th (weather permitting).
“There are certainly larger, more lucrative mergers that are
consummated in Milwaukee, but when two old-line private
clubs decide to link up, it’s a pretty big deal.” So begins a recent
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature story on the proposed
merger between the University Club of Milwaukee and Tripoli
Country Club – both century-old private clubs with deep ties
to Milwaukee.
As was announced in late May, the respective boards of the
University Club of Milwaukee and Tripoli Country Club voted
unanimously to approve a non-binding letter of intent for a
merger of the two clubs.
Once approved, the combined club will boast incomparable
city and country club experiences in beautiful locations, along
with the widest array of superior golf, social, dining, business,
educational and recreational amenities available. In addition,
the University Club’s mission of lifelong learning will continue
to thrive, and will extend to potential new programming at
“In this situation, one plus one equals more than three. Not
only are we expanding the existing range of services and
amenities to our current and future members, but we are
creating a distinct value proposition for generations to come,”
said University Club of Milwaukee Board Chair Julie Tolan.
Tripoli Country Club is a beautiful full-service, multirecreational country club set on 150 sprawling acres in northern
Milwaukee. Only 12 miles from the University Club, it offers
members easy access to a variety of recreational activities,
including a top-rated 18-hole golf course designed by the
legendary golf architect Tom Bendelow, a Junior Olympic size
heated, outdoor pool with diving well and wading pool, five
outdoor hard tennis courts with Junior Quickstart lines, and
excellent junior golf, tennis and swim programming.
Graham Leibowitz, general manager of Tripoli, who has nearly
two decades of experience managing private clubs, will serve
as general manager of the combined club, with University
Club General Manager Vicki Schroeder continuing to oversee
day-to-day operations at the University Club.
“Our nearly 800 combined members are neighbors, colleagues
and friends who are committed to excellence and friendship
in both their personal and professional lives,” said Charley
Weber, president of the Tripoli Country Club. “We invite
every University Club member to experience our renowned
golf course, enjoy a meal at one of our multiple dining options
or cool off in our beautiful pool this summer.”
Use of Tripoli’s amenities before the merger closes is extended
to University Club members, their spouses and school aged
children. Guests may also join University Club members at
Tripoli at standard guest rates.
Many Tripoli members work downtown and have already
begun utilizing the University Club’s amenities, as well, with
rave reviews on the lively atmosphere of 1898, the stunning
views from the Sixth Floor Dining Room and the convenience
of utilizing the various meeting rooms.
“The Club is bustling with activity and the energy is palpable,”
said Schroeder. “It’s great to see so many new faces and to
know that our Tripoli friends are taking advantage of all that
the University Club has to offer.”
Town hall meetings are being held at both clubs this summer to
share additional information and answer members’ questions
about the proposed merger. Working committees from both
clubs are being formed to review the remaining operational
aspects of the proposed merger, and to ensure the combined
organization will operate as one, cohesive club with the highest
standards of service and shared culture. Members from both
clubs will vote to approve the proposed merger this fall.
Members can direct questions about the merger to moreinfo@, or contact General Manager Vicki
Schroeder or Board President Julie Tolan.
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University Club of Milwaukee: Key Information At-A-Glance
Key Amenities
 Historic Clubhouse with beautiful, panoramic
views of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee
 Compelling blend of professional/civic
o Clubs within the Club to foster
networking, friendship and continued
o Intimate professional enrichment
breakfasts and other unique events with
area CEOs, elected officials and other
 15 overnight rooms to ensure a comfortable
home-away-from-home for guests
 Distinct dining, meeting and event space to
suit all needs
o 1898 Bar & Lounge
o Sixth Floor
o The Grand Ballroom
o Stately library
 Complimentary parking in a heated, covered
parking ramp attached to the Club is available to
members when they are utilizing the Club.
Overnight parking is available for a fee.
 A Club Car is available within a three-mile radius
of the Club and to Miller Park. Please make
reservations 24 hours in advance by calling 414271-2222.
Hours of Operation
Clubhouse Hours:
 Monday to Thursday – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 Friday – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
 Saturday – 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Sunday – Closed
1898 Bar & Lounge
 Monday to Thursday – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Food Service until 9:00 p.m.)
 Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday – 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Food Service until 10:00 p.m.)
Sixth Floor
 Open for dinner Thursday's only in August
 Open for dinner Wednesday's only September - December
(except for when private events are scheduled in the space)
 Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Reservation Information
 To make a dining reservation, please call 414-271-2222 or visit the Club’s website
 To book a meeting room, please call 414-238-2337 or email
 To book an overnight room, please call 414-271-2222 or visit the Club’s website
 To plan a private event (party or wedding), please contact Stephanie Cicero, Private Events Sales Manager
at 414-238-2337 or
Guest Fees
 There are no guest fees at the University Club of Milwaukee.
Contact Information
 General Manager: Vicki Schroeder – 414-271-2222,
 Director of Member Services: Rebecca Owen – 414-238-2336,
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Tripoli Country Club: Key Information At-A-Glance
Key Amenities
 18-hole championship golf course with driving
range and newly renovated locker rooms
 25-meter outdoor pool with diving board, kids
wading pool and outdoor cabana bar & grill
 Five outdoor tennis courts and two platform
tennis courts
 Elegant Clubhouse with both casual and formal
dining areas and two patio seating areas
Hours of Operation
Dining Hours of Operation
 June, July and August: Full service from 7:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Closed Mondays
 September: Lunch service Tuesday through
Sunday, Dinner service Wednesday through
Sunday until 8:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. on Fridays),
Closed Mondays
 October and April: Lunch and dinner service
Wednesday through Saturday until 8:00 p.m. (9:00
p.m. on Fridays), Closed Mondays and Tuesdays,
Cold lunch buffet on Sundays
 November through March: Lunch and dinner
service Wednesday through Saturday until 8:00
p.m. (9:00 p.m. on Fridays), Closed Sundays,
Mondays and Tuesdays
 Please note, the Club closes for 3-4 weeks in
February and March for maintenance and
 May: Lunch and dinner service Tuesday through
Sunday, (Dinner served until 8:00 p.m. and 9:00
p.m. on Fridays), Closed Mondays
*Pool Hours of Operation
 Monday – 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Tuesday to Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday and Sunday – 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*Please note, if the weather is rainy or chilly, the Aquatics Director
will determine if the pool will be open. You may also contact the main
club line or Hannah Tiedt, Aquatics Director, at 414-410-5719 or
Reservation Information
 To make a dining reservation, please call 414-410-5717
 To reserve a tee time, please call the Golf Pro Shop at 414-410-5710
 To plan a private event, please contact Mia Nardi, Catering & Events Coordinator at 414-410-5701 or You may also visit the website to submit an inquiry.
Guest Fees / Restrictions
 University Club Members may use the social, pool and tennis facilities at no charge. Junior pool programming,
including swim lessons, will be available to University Club members once the merger is finalized.
o Please contact Jon Calvillo, Tennis Director, at 414-351-7221 or for tennis programming
 Guests of Tripoli and University Club members are welcome to visit for applicable guest fees: $8.00 for tennis
and $7.00 for the pool
 Golf programming and events are available to University Club members who choose to upgrade to a golf
membership at Tripoli. Please contact Roxanne Domer, Membership Sales Director at for
pricing and more information.
 Non-golf members are welcome to play golf at non-peak periods up to three times per year by paying the
applicable green fees and cart fees.
o Playing times for non-golf members are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays,
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, after 12:00 pm.
o Greens Fees: 18-holes - $90.00; 9-holes - $45.00, Cart Fees: 18-holes - $24/player; 9-holes - $13/player
Contact Information
 General Manager: Graham Leibowitz – 414-410-5700,
 Membership Sales Director: Roxanne Domer – 414-410-5707,
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Menu Item: Seafood Pasta
Wine: Goblesburg Kamptal Grüner Veltliner, Austria
Grüner Veltliner, grown primarily in Austria and the
Czech Republic, makes for a lively and zesty wine
that is also very food-friendly. Schloss Goblesburg
is one of Austria’s oldest wineries, originally founded
as a monastery in 1137, with vineyards being planted
shortly thereafter. This wine features aromas of wet
stone, lime, and pear with a focused palate. Try a glass
with our new Seafood Pasta dish, where the balanced
fruit, herbaceous notes, and minerality of the wine
blends seamlessly with the lobster cream sauce and
seafood texture.
Menu Item: Cast-Iron Seared New York Strip Steak
Wine: Beran Zinfandel, Sonoma County
Beran Sonoma County Zinfandel shows all the classic
characteristics Sonoma County Zinfandels are known
for – deep purple in color, vanilla and dark chocolate
aromatics, jammy dark fruit flavors, hints of pepper
and spice, fine tannins, and a persistent, flavorful
finish. Try it with our Cast Iron Seared New York
Strip if you’re feeling adventurous and looking for an
alternative to Cabernet or Syrah. Beran Zinfandel’s
elegantly complex structure holds up to the cut of
meat without overwhelming it, providing a distinctive
dining experience.
Menu Item: Cedar Planked Salmon
Wine: Vina Robles “Red 4”, Paso Robles
The companion piece to Vina Robles Winery’s
white blend, their “Red 4” is a Rhône-styled blend
of Petite Sirah, Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvèdre.
Aged in French, Eastern European, and American
oak barrels for 16 months, this wine showcases
the classic nature of each grape varietal while also
expressing its own distinctive character. “Red 4”
makes a great partner for the bold flavor of our
Cedar Planked Salmon – the soft fruit and earthiness
of the ‘GSM’ varietals made more robust by the
addition of Petite Sirah – both food and wine sure
to make for a marvelous evening.
Menu Item: Whitefish
Wine: Vina Robles “White 4”, Paso Robles
Vina Robles Winery’s “White 4” is a blend of
Viognier, Vermentino, Verdelho, and Sauvignon
Blanc. It is lively and medium-bodied with vibrant
fruit layering and a crisp, lingering finish. This
unique blend from an emerging California AVA is a
great summer wine to enjoy on our patio, but also
makes intriguing partner for our Whitefish entrée
which features lightly breaded and pan-fried fish
with a buttery lemon and caper sauce.
Chef Joe Russo brings a brand new
approach to dining at The University Club
of Milwaukee, with weekly Chef ’s specials
and classic dining favorites. Our culinary
art and expression is evident in not only
our fresh-to-you menu options but also
in our wine selections, whether it be by
the bottle or the glass. This month we are
highlighting menu pairings with our WineBy-The-Glass selections, we look forward
to serving you and your guests soon.
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w i n e John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) “Woods and
Stream” Oil on canvas. Provenance: Acquired in 1930, bequest of
Dr. Ernest E. Copeland.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Costigan was orphaned
and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of
songwriter, George M. Cohan. Cohan’s parents were instrumental
in starting Costigan on a career in the visual arts after he and his
four sisters became orphaned.
Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students
League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From
that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his
many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped
numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints. In 1928, he became a member of the
National Academy of Design.
He is known for his strong brush stroke and an interest in the common person as a subject. He portrays
his people as deeply rooted in the soil that they work, humble yet dignified and contented. His most
famous mediums are oil and watercolor painting as well as etchings and lithographs. The firm that he had
worked for closed during the depression and in 1920’s he decided to buy a farm in Orangeburg, New York
to paint. Costigan married sculptor Ida Blessin. Together they had five children.
Dear University Club Members,
Let me introduce myself as the newest Chef here are the University Club. I bring to the Club over twenty
years of experience working as a chef in private clubs, and hope to make the University Club my home
for years to come.
Some of my prior positions included Executive Chef at the Legend at Brandybrook Country Club and
at North Shore Country Club. Most of my training and private club experience comes from days spent
at Brynwood Country Club, where I spent over ten years cultivating a love for food and learning about
club atmospheres. I understand what members expect when it comes
to cuisine!
In the four months that I have served the University Club, I have been
working on developing new menu items and recipes for members to
enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have also been working on
building a strong team of hardworking culinary professionals.
Please support the University Club of Milwaukee by dining with us
or holding your events in our wonderful spaces. I promise you won’t
be disappointed!
Joe Russo
Executive Chef
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happenings at the club
Greetings! I am thrilled to be able to introduce myself to you. As your new Director of Member Services,
I look forward to getting to know all of you and enhancing your experiences here at the University Club.
I know firsthand how special this place is. In my previous positions I worked with the Club to hold
meetings and events here. This Club is part of the fabric of Milwaukee.
I come to the University Club with over 10 years of development/membership experience with
a particular focus on membership engagement and marketing. I have a rich and diverse background
working and volunteering in non-profit, mostly here in Wisconsin, but have also lived and worked overseas.
I recently moved back to Milwaukee to be with my family and friends and delighted to be working at the
University Club.
Most importantly, I look forward to working with all of you. I know working with our loyal members,
amazing staff and supportive, dedicated Committees, we will create
and offer even more engaging, and meaningful programming. As well
as continue to elevate the member experience and focus on bringing
in the best and brightest new members. It is an exciting time for the
Club and I am glad to be a part of it.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with ideas, questions or concerns,
or if you know of a potential new member. I can be reached at
414.238.2336 or
I look forward to getting to know you all.
Rebecca Owen
Director of Member Services
From the director oF member services
YOUclub is our way of announcing and
celebrating the accomplishments of our
members in the community. If someone you
know should be recognized, don’t hesitate to
contact us. They may just end up in our next
issue! Here is what a few of our members
have been up to:
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Donna & Donald Baumgartner
Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Visionaries
The twelfth annual “Eddy” award was presented to Donna and
Donald Baumgartner by the Wilson Center Bridge Committee
in recognition of their generous contributions to the quality of
Greater Milwaukee’s cultural life.
More than 600 Milwaukee-area business and community leaders
came together to raise funds for arts education at the Sharon Lynne
Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) on Saturday, June 4,
2016. As part of The Big Event, Greater Milwaukee community
leaders and philanthropists Donna and Donald Baumgartner were
honored with the twelfth annual EDDY Award and the second annual Educational Excellence Award.
The evening included the presentation of the EDDY Award to Donna and Donald Baumgartner in recognition of
their generous contributions to the quality of Greater Milwaukee’s cultural life. As donors of both time and treasure
to the Milwaukee Ballet Company, Donna serves as a Board Member and Artistic Co-Chair. Donald is current Chair
of the Facilities Committee and a Past President of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Board of Trustees; as President of
MAM and Chairman of the museum’s Building Committee during the construction of the Calatrava addition, he
was instrumental in bringing the Santiago Calatrava wing to life. Donald is a Life Director of the Florentine Opera
Company, and in 2010, the Baumgartners sponsored the Florentine Opera’s production of Elmer Gantry, which
was recorded by Naxos Records and garnered two Grammy Awards in 2012. In addition to the Baumgartner’s
support of The Milwaukee Film Festival and their sponsorship of the Spotlight Presentations program, Donna also
serves on the Milwaukee Film Board of Directors.
(Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, March 02)
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Investors, Philanthropists
George and Julie Mosher, who founded Milwaukee-based
National Business Furniture and later became major venture
investors, received the 2016 BizTimes Lifetime Achievement
George Mosher grew up in the Boston area. He moved to
Milwaukee to become the president of Business and Institutional
Furniture Company, a small catalog specializing in the church
and school market. He held that position for 10 years.
George and Julie were married in 1965. In 1975, they founded
National Business Furniture, a catalog distributor of office furniture. Julie was responsible for the company’s
catalog. They subsequently purchased Alfax Wholesale Furniture, a distributor of church and school furniture;
Office Furniture Center, located in Boston and Chicago; Factory Direct Furniture in Milwaukee; and, an Internet office furniture company, among others.
The Moshers sold National Business Furniture and the related companies in 2006 to German company Takkt.
The company’s annual sales were $130 million when the Moshers sold it.
Since selling the company, the Moshers have focused on venture investments and making philanthropic
contributions. Julie has focused her philanthropic efforts on pulmonary lung research.
In 2013, George was inducted into the Wisconsin Investor Hall of Fame. The Moshers have invested millions of
dollars into dozens of emerging companies.
(BizTimes, May 02)
Nelson Schmidt Inc.,
a full-service marketing
agency, is among the
World’s Leading Independent Agencies for 2016,
which is published by
Campaign magazine and
thenetworkone. This publication is used to learn about
the independent agencies with the most original thinking in the world.
(Nelson Schmidt Inc., April 25)
Chris Vitrano
Chief Marketing Officer
of Nelson Schmidt Inc.
Ugo Nwagbaraocha’s business increased 70 percent
as a result of his year in the
Green Bay Packers MentorProtege Program. Nwagbaraocha, president of
Diamond Discs International of West Allis, was named Most Valuable Protege
for the program’s fifth-year class.
(Packers News, May 11)
Ugo Nwagbaraocha
President of Diamond Discs
nathan becker & emilY longwell-grice
Mr. Becker is a Project Manager at Windstream Communications, and received his B.A. in English at St.
Norbert College. Ms. Longwell-Grice is an occupational therapist at the Jewish Home and Care Center.
She received her M.S. and B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Proposed by Vicki Schroeder; seconded by Evan Hughes.
JeFFreY James deFrancesca and sara Jo deFrancesca
Mr. DeFrancesca is Regional Sales Manager-Cyber Security at Sayers Technology and received his B.S.
in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and MBA from the Jack Welch
Management Institute. He is also active with Special Olympics and ISSA. Proposed by Evan Hughes,
seconded by Brad Glocke.
JenniFer dirks
Ms. Dirks is the President & CEO of TEMPO Milwaukee, and received her B.S. in Mass Communications
at Illinois State University. She is also involved with the Boys & Girls Club, the Milwaukee Art Museum,
and the Lakefront Festival of Arts. Proposed by Vicki Schroeder; seconded by Evan Hughes.
chris and heather Fetner
Mr. Fetner is Supply Base Manager at Harley-Davidson Motor Company and received his B.A. in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Alabama and Executive MBA from Bellarmine University. Mrs. Fetner
is Delivery Project Manager at Productive Edge and received her B.A. at the College of Liberal Arts
from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and MBA, Forcht Entrepreneurship Graduate from the
University of Louisville. Proposed by Evan Hughes, seconded by Chris Muellenbach.
claire FlitcroFt & samuel huschen
Ms. Flitcroft is a Business Development Executive at M3 Insurance, and received her B.A. in Journalism
and Spanish at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is also involved with fund development at
GPS Education Partners. Proposed by Evan Hughes; seconded by Pat McQuillan.
kristin & Jake hansen
Mr. Hansen is a Principal at Jacsten Holdings, LLC. and earned both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees
in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Hansen is an attorney at the American Bar
Association’s Center on Children and the Law and received her J.D. from the University of Indiana.
Proposed by Joseph Zvesper; seconded by Julie Tolan.
steFani hedin and mark lawin
Ms. Hedin is Founder/CEO of Vash Productions LLC and received her B.A. in Communications and
Theatre Arts from Hastings College. Proposed by Chris Muellenbach, seconded by Evan Hughes.
chris and katie hermann
Mr. Hermann is Senior Vice President-Corporate Banking at PNC Bank and received his B.S. in Finance at
University of Wisconsin-Madison and MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mrs.
Hermann is Manager-Sales Analysis for Kohler and received her B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan
and MA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Proposed by Chris Goller, seconded by
Pat McQuillan. 16
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david and beth hoover
Mr. Hoover is the Healthcare Practice Director at Patina Solutions and received B.S. in Economics from
the University of Utah, J.D. from Marquette Law School and MBA from Northwestern/Kellogg School
of Management. Mrs. Hoover received her B.S in Health from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Proposed by Andy Nunemaker, seconded by Peter Mahler.
chris and paola kaY
Mr. Kay is President/COO at Hammes Company and received his degrees in Architectural History and
Engineering from the University of Canterbury and University of Houston. He is also President of
University of Houston Alumni and President Hellenic American Chamber. Proposed by Allison Steinhafel,
seconded by Evan Hughes.
katie marshal
Ms. Marshal is VP, Business Development at PNC Business Credit and received her B.S in Finance and
Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. She is an active member of Bel Canto, Milwaukee Ballet,
and UPAF NextGen. Proposed by Inge Plautz, seconded by Pat McQuillan.
JeFFreY morin & brian borchardt
Mr. Morin is President of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He received his MFA from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Borchardt is Founder and Proprietor of Seven Hills Press. He
received his BBA at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Proposed by Barry Mandel; seconded by Justin
JaY and carolYn scott
Mr. Scott is Senior Development Officer at the University of LaCrosse RA Stevens Foundation and
received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and M.A. in Education from Colorado
State University. Mr. Scott is also a Board Member of St. Vincent de Paul and Wisconsin Philanthropy
Network. Mrs. Scott received her B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of WisconsinLaCrosse. Proposed by George Mosher; seconded by Evan Hughes.
william and paula troY
Mr. Troy is CEO at ASQ and received his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, M.A. in International
Security from the Naval War College and M.S. in Systems Technology form Naval Postgraduate School.
Mrs. Troy received her B.A. in Education from the University of North Carolina. Proposed by George
Mosher, seconded by Evan Hughes.
virgis and angela colbert
charles and elizabeth hoke
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b e r s welcome returning members
50-59 YEARS
Robert J. & Mary Loots
Mrs. Rosemary O’Byrne
40-49 YEARS
Daniel J. & Jane R. Carter
Ralph N. & Eugenie Olsen
Allen N. & Patricia Rieselbach
Allan H. & Suzanne Selig
30-39 YEARS
Judith C. Murphy
Royal C. & Myra Taxman
Charles G. & Kathleen A. Vogel
20-29 YEARS
Daniel J. & Linda C. Bader
Timothy J. & Mary C. Bowers
Lawrence E. & Evelyn B. Demmer
James W. & Carol M. Ehrenstrom
Stephen & Nancy Einhorn
F. William & Carmen Haberman
H. Coleman Norris
Rosemary O’Byrne
Richard W. Weening & Robin Woodard-Weening
10-19 YEARS
Steven G. & Melanie Booth
Bladen J. & Julia L. Burns
Stephanie Eron
Eckhart & Eva-Maria Grohmann
Joseph & Kathryn (Katy) Schlidt
Sarah & William Slaughter
Nita Soref
Cynthia & Ingo Valentin
Mark L. & Debbie Attanasio
Leslie Barbi & Aaron Bell
Stewart Brase & Sharon Reed
Tom Chirafisi
Sean Costello
1-9 YEARS (continued)
Sean Coykendall
Daniel & Haley Cullen
Jeremy Fojut & Jessica Zoch-Fojut
Jessica Foote Dean & Major William Bennett Dean
Brandt & Lindsay Foster
Jeffrey & Amy Giannelli
Lisa & Ron Gibb
Linda Gorens – Levey & Michael Levey
John & Denise Grogan
Ryan Halloran
Paul Handle
Arthur Harrington
Sarah & Matson Holbrook
Matt & Andrea Hunter
Ronald & Renee Joelson
Daphne & George Jones
Ashton Kirsch
Matthew & Molly Lueder
Ray & Dawne Manista
Robert & Ann McCormick
Pat & Rachel McQuillan
David & Christine Melsheimer
Jacqueline Moore Bowles
Walter Nielsen & Ada Caldwell Nielsen
Carson & Madison Oren
Leslie & Aaron Plamann
V. Kanti Prasad
Joan Prince
John Raymond, Sr.
Mark Saran & Deborah Stride Saran
Ted Schaar
Daniel & Cynthia Schmidt
Aaron Schneider
George & Mary Slater
David Songco, PsyD & Melissa Songco
Mark & Julie Steinhafel
Jason Speaker
Rick & Maureen Stalle
Christine Symchych & Jim McNulty
Patricia Van Alyea
Anne Wiesman
Albert “Kip” & Pamela Wright
Sarah & Steven Zimmerman
a n n i v e r s a r i e s JulY & august anniversaries
in memoriam
elizabeth dean
1917 - 2016
Member Since 1977
richard harris
1929 - 2016
Member Since 2011
Fred luber
1925 - 2016
Member Since 1972
marY scott
1934 - 2016
Member Since 1990
Dear university Club MeMbers,
we trust you have notiCeD that our awarD-winning foruM
Magazine has been reinstateD as a PrinteD PubliCation anD
is being sent to your hoMe. it beCaMe Clear after signifiCant
feeDbaCk that this iMPortant resourCe was MisseD by MeMbershiP
anD the eMail version was siMPly not as effeCtive in CoMMuniCating iMPortant inforMation, our exCiting PrograMMing, anD
MeMber PriDe Points.
to allow the Club to keeP ProviDing this iMPortant aMenity
on a More regular basis, we are offering the oPPortunity for
MeMbers to beCoMe aDvertising sPonsors of the foruM. these
sPonsorshiPs allow your CoMPany or organization to show your
suPPort for the Club anD reaCh a very targeteD anD engageD
liMiteD sPonsorshiP oPPortunities are available on a first-CoMe,
first-serveD basis. Please Call Paul hanDle at 414-202-6200 to
learn More anD to reserve your sPaCe.
Forum sponsorship opportunitY
Invite your family, friends and colleagues to join
The UniversiTy ClUb!
Contact Rebecca Owen, Membership Director at 414-238-2336
for complete details on providing referrals, obtaining membership packets.
Share your interest and becoming a Club Ambassador.
august 15-oCtober 1
More details coming soon!
The University Club of Milwaukee would love to facilitate
your wedding celebration! Our intimate receptions and ornate dinners will transform your special day into a one-ofa-kind occasion. This exceptional venue is perfect for all
wedding ceremonies including engagement parties, bridal
luncheons, rehearsal dinners and receptions. Dates for 2016
are still available.
Contact Stephanie Cicero at
(414) 238-2337 or
to start planning.
private events
thanksgiving buffet
Thursday, November 24
gingerbreaD house
Saturday, December 3
CanDlelight Dinners
Tuesday, December 13
Thursday, December 15

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