The UWM Research Foundation Board of Directors brings a complementary mix of experience from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including expertise in research management and venture capital investing. The UWMRF Board of Directors continues to expand and engage representatives from key industry segments. We are deeply grateful for their continued guidance that helps the UWMRF foster innovation and research on UWM’s campus and around the Milwaukee region.

Mike Anderes

Board Member

President, Inception Health & Chief Innovation and Digital Officer for F & MCW

Sujeet Chand


Senior VP, CTO - Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Dan Ewig

Board Member

Owner, Franklin Street Holdings LLC.

Christina Fiasca

Immediate Past Chair

VP Product Finance - Northwestern Mutual (Retired)

Jacquelyn Fredrick

Vice Chair

President/CEO - BloodCenter of WI (Retired)

David Gilbert

Ex-Officio Director

President - UWM Foundation, Inc.

Joseph Kerschner

Board Member

Dean & Executive VP - Medical College of Wisconsin

Craig Rigby

Board Member

Vice President Technology - Clarios

Tim Schaefer

Board Member

Executive VP, Client & Digital Experience - Northwestern Mutual

John Torinus


Chairman - Serigraph Inc.

Gregg Tushaus


CIO - Corporate Central Credit Union