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UW-Green Bay Adds to Its Foundation and Phoenix Real Estate Foundation Boards

Cheung, Adrians and Lasee join the boards

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced the addition of three members to its Foundation Board, all of whom are alumni. The Foundation Board manages over $60,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $4.5 million each year to help make higher education accessible. New members of the UW-Green Bay Foundation:

Michael Cheung’82 (business administration), vice president of Washington Capital Management in Seattle, WA,

Michael Cheung

joined the Foundation Board. Cheung has considerable investment experience. He first joined Washington Capital’s Seattle office in 2002 as a senior bond portfolio manager before becoming chief investment officer for capital markets. He began his career managing fixed income portfolios in 1984, with direct responsibility for investing $26 billion at General Electric Financial Assurance and responsibility for $8 billion in investments for the State of Alaska.

Cheung earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay and an MBA from Texas Christian University. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1988 and is currently a member of the CFA Society of Seattle. He served on the CFA Candidate Curriculum Committee and participated in the CFA Candidate Scoring effort. In addition, he serves on the investment committee of the Seattle Colleges Foundation.

Tom Adrians, ’82 (management accounting) spent his career in financial management in Lakeshore, Fox Cities and Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and joined the Foundation Board. Adrians is the retired CFO of Systems Control in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He is a senior executive with extensive financial and management experience in increasingly responsible positions. Adrians is known for his reputation as a results-oriented leader, motivator and team player, as well as a self-starter, analytical, detail-oriented with superior planning and organizational abilities.

Tom Adrians

Tom Adrians

Adrians has a full range of financial and management experience, including: strategic planning, business acquisition and integration, general business management, corporate restructuring, general and analytical accounting, financial reporting and analysis, coordination and consolidation of multi-plant and subsidiary operations, capital and operating budgets, year-end audits, benefits and human resources management, credit and accounts receivable management, cash and balance sheet management, treasury and insurance, income tax planning and compilations and information systems management.

Marc Lasee, ’79 (business administration), joins the board of directors of the Phoenix Real Estate Foundation as a new trustee. Lasee, an attorney at Kutak Rock in Scottsdale, AZ., has significant experience in real estate and alternative and sustainable investing. As a member of the firm’s National Institutional Investments Group, Lasee provides institutional clients with insightful representation regarding their private markets investments. He is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and has represented pension plans in placing over $1 billion of their assets in domestic and international transactions. His alternative investment representation primarily involves negotiating and documenting private equity, hedge fund, real estate and infrastructure transactions with fund advice for international and domestic funds targeted by investment consultants pension plans.

Marc Lasee

Marc Lasee

Lasee’s real estate practice includes the negotiation and documentation of dozens of transactions related to the acquisition, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. He has also guided mid-market clients in buying and selling businesses in major industries, with an emphasis on service-oriented businesses. Lasee is also a member of the Kutak Rock Alternative and Renewable Energy Group and is involved in representing lenders and developers in solar and wind energy projects located in the western United States. Lasee’s wife, Jean (’81 Regional Analysis), is also a UW-Green Bay alumnus.

Foundation Board of Directors

Matthew (Matt) Mueller, Retired SVP Chairman, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Schreiber Foods
Robert (Rob) Cera ’84, Vice Chairman Vice Chairman, Greenwoods Financial Group
Gerald (Cort) Condon, Lawyer Secretary, Condon & Herald
Diane Ford ’75, Treasurer, Retired Vice President and Controller, Integrys Energy Group
Jeffrey Cheney ’79 Retired Chief Financial Officer, Kohler Corporation
Koenraad Driessens ’91 Director, Denham Capital
Heather Karcz ’94 President, Zuehlke Karcz Financial Group
Paul Northway ’90 Executive Vice President, American National Bank Fox Cities

Ex officio

Tina Sauerhammer Dean ’99, Chair, Chancellor’s Board; Surgeon, Private practice
Michael Alexander, Chancellor
Tony Werner, Vice Chancellor for Advancement/Foundation President
Sheryl Van GruensvenVice-Chancellor for Corporate Strategy / Chief Business Officer

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 areas other than those in which the State of Wisconsin customarily grants credit. The Foundation attracts, manages and distributes private resources, donated by friends of the University, which: finance scholarships; renovate or construct academic or recreational facilities; fund endowed faculty positions; support research; and fund educational activities to improve learning environments.

About the Phoenix Real Estate Foundation
The mission of the Phoenix Real Estate Foundation, LLC is to acquire, manage, lease and dispose of real estate to help fulfill the educational and charitable mission of the UW-Green Bay Foundation..

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Founded in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees across all campuses annually. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer over 200 degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, supported, and engaged members of their communities, ready to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems, and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campuses, the University welcomes students from all over the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing school at UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

Press Release by Caelyn Kaiser, University Marketing and Communications Student Assistant, and Laura Jarosz, UW-Green Bay Donor Relations

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