UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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About Us

Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation Board of Directors oversees the operations of the foundation and functions through a structure of five committees: Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Executive, and Investment. Board members represent a diverse group of elected volunteers including alumni, community, business, and professional leaders.

2022 Board of Directors

Barbara Butler '86
Owner: Bulter CPA, LLC   

Dixie Carroll '93
Counsel: Ameriprise Financial 

Derek Cherne '93
Managing Director: UBS Private Wealth Management

Garth Christenson '80 
Owner: Christenson Vision Care

David Drewiske '77, Board Chair
Retired Corporate Real Estate Manager: 3M Company; Community Resource, Development Agent: University of Wisconsin Extension Service; Interim Executive Director: Kinnickinnic River Land Trust

Paul Dykstra '83, Secretary
Retired CEO: Viad Corp

Mark Forsythe '77, '82
President: Peoples State Bank

Mark Gherty '75, Past Chair
Retired Trial Attorney: Gherty and Gherty, S.C. 

Melissa Johansen '97
Financial Education: U.S. Bank

Scott Jones '02
Vice President of Business Loans: Royal Credit Union

Dan McGinty '80, '86
Retired Director of Alumni Relations: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Max Neuhaus '00
Partner: Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C.

Jessica Neumann '04
Training and Quality Assurance: United Way of Wisconsin

Deanne Nezas '84
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset Team: PineBridge Investments

Bridget Ruemmele '80
Professor of Plant and Earth Science: University of Rhode Island

Greg Wheelock '83, Treasurer
Retired Former Owner and Founder :Crop Insurance Services

Terri Wilcox '77, '85
Co-Founder: The Resultants; Co-Founder: International Vision Facilitation Council


Ex-Officio Members

Amy Zimmer
Foundation President: UW-River Falls Foundation

Maria Gallo
Chancellor: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

David Travis
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Rick Foy
Vice-Chancellor for University Advancement: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Doug Margolis
2021-22 Chair: University of Wisconsin-River Falls Faculty Senate

Natalie Rodgers
Student Representative: University of Wisconsin-River Falls 

Contact Us
Office of University Advancement
advancement@uwrf.edu
715-425-3505
112 South Hall

UW-River Falls Foundation Office
foundation@uwrf.edu
715-425-3545
118 North Hall