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Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated members of the BizStarts Officers, Board Members, and Board Emeritus.

President: Dan Steininger, Steininger & Associates LLC and the Co-founder of BizStarts
Vice President: Bill Haberman, Herzfeld Foundation
Treasurer: Bill Fleming, Ernst & Young
Secretary: Marilyn Vollrath, Reputation Partners
Board Members
Wendy Baumann
Kate Bechen
Husch Blackwell
Diane Chamness
Chamness Group
Marybeth Cottrill
Northern Trust
Susan Crane
Wisconsin Energy Corporation
Curt Culver
Bob Dennik
VJS Construction Services
Jill Didier
Bill Goodman


Laura Gough
Scott Haag
Moore Oil
Ann Hanna
Schenck M&A Solutions
Rodney Hathaway
1492 Capital Management
Corey Hoze
Associated Bank
Paul Jones
Michael Best & Friedrich
Lara Lee
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Michael Lovell
Marquette University
Jenne Meyer
Mark Mone


Daniel Nelson
Nelson Schmidt, Inc.
John Olin
Jill Pelisek
UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business
Kailas Rao
Isle of Dogs
Carmel Ruffolo
Marquette University & Wisconsin Center
for Commercialization of Resources
Ron Sadoff
Sadoff Investments
Pat Snyder
Gillian Stewart
Jim Tarantino
Milwaukee County
Dave Volz
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Mike Ward
U.S. Bank
Maria Watts
John Wilder
Gene Wright
 Dave Zachman
Board Emeritus
Woody Adkins David Aragon Barb Bartlein Jennifer Bartolotta
David Baumgarten Anthony Berndt Keith Burns Eric Butlein
Mario Costantini Joe Delgadillo Paul Eberle Eric Egenhoefer
Karen Ellenbecker Laurie Fallucca Kelly Fitzsimmons Beverly Greenberg
Lorrie Keating Heinemann Joan Lloyd Sue Marks George Mosher
Kishor Patel Tom Pitstick Tom Shannon John Splude
Joe Tate John Torinus Herb Zien Anne Zizzo

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