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  • July 16, 2024 10:05 AM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Boardman Clark is proud to announce that attorney Michelle Behnke, who was recently named by the American Bar Association (ABA) Nominating Committee to become the 2025-2026 president of the ABA, will join the firm this August.

    “Michelle is an exceptional addition to our team,” said attorney Jennifer Mirus, chair of Boardman Clark’s Executive Committee. “She is an accomplished attorney, renowned for her skilled leadership in raising the bar for the legal profession and a dedicated advocate in our community. We couldn't be more pleased to welcome her to Boardman Clark.”

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  • July 11, 2024 6:48 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Despite progress in many industries, women remain significantly underrepresented in investment decision making roles. This lack of diversity can lead to missed opportunities and less inclusive financial strategies. How can we increase female representation in these critical positions? What impact would this have on the investment landscape? I had the pleasure of interviewing Carrie Thome, Co-founder and Managing Director of NVNG Investment Advisors.


  • June 24, 2024 10:09 AM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Deborah Keller, an accomplished life sciences executive with extensive global experience in drug development, has been appointed Chair of the WARF Board of Trustees. Keller succeeds Dr. Jim Berbee, who will remain a WARF Trustee.

    Keller served nearly 30 years at Covance Inc., including as CEO of Covance Drug Development. At Covance, Keller was responsible for $3 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees in 125 countries involved in all phases of drug development from late discovery to commercialization services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Keller retired from Covance in 2016.

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  • March 25, 2024 12:44 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Are you attending IWFs 50th Anniversary? If so, please contact Becky Splitt at splittrebecca@gmail.com.

    We are also planning a dinner for IWF WI members after the opening reception, with details to follow.

  • March 25, 2024 12:00 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin Academy is honored to announce the awarding of the 2024 Fellows Award to 16 extraordinary Wisconsinites with high levels of accomplishment in their fields who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service.

    • For over 150 years, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters has amplified and celebrated excellence, building on extraordinary achievement to connect people and improve life in Wisconsin.
    • Through exploration of the sciences, arts, and letters, the Wisconsin Academy cultivates civil discourse, creates common ground, and increases our understanding of one another and the world we share.
    • The Academy Fellows represent the highest level of accomplishment and reflect incredible contributions to Wisconsin, providing inspiration and hope.

    Since 1982, the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made substantial contributions to the cultural life and welfare of our state and its people. Being selected as a Fellow is the highest recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy. Honorees will receive their award at a ceremony in September of 2024.

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  • March 25, 2024 12:00 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    The 23rd annual Best of Madison Business Awards honor visionary leaders who see how it all connects to build a better Madison.

    Read more about Marsha Lindsay's and her firm's strategic playbook 'The Madison Ethic' in her LinkedIn post.

    Read more about her honor as a Best in Madison Business 2024 here in Madison Magazine!

  • January 12, 2024 9:58 AM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Ep 258: Uniting Venture Investors with a Fund of Funds: with Carrie Thome, Managing Director of NVNG

    "Carrie Thome left the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, where she oversaw a $3 billion investment portfolio, to co-found NVNG Investment Advisors, an investment platform and network made up of a family of funds. The organization closed its Fund 1 in late 2021. Carrie talks about the organization, leaving WARF to launch it, her experience as a fund raiser and the progress NVNG has made since its start in 2019."

    Listen here! 

  • November 29, 2023 9:31 AM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Leslie Ann Howard, a member of our Board of Visitors, recently received the UW-Madison Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work's 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award. As President and CEO of United Way of Dane County, Leslie helped strengthen communities and transformed the organization. She also taught courses at the La Follette School!

    Congratulations Leslie!

    Read more about Leslie and her career: https://lnkd.in/gaBpjFjA

  • May 08, 2023 3:10 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Three of our members have been interviewed by Zach Brandon (Head of the Greater Madison Chamber) and Henry Sanders (Head of 365 Nation) for a new podcast called Leaderboard:

    • Kim Sponem
    • Angela Santiago
    • Marsha Lindsay

    As Zach and Henry note in the intro to each program, this podcast is unusual because it not only discusses the interviewee’s leadership traits, it also seeks to find out what formed as leaders. Among things each is asked to do: Describe their 13-year-old self. Each interviewee also discussed their point of view on how to create a more equitable and inclusive future for us all.

    You can access them all here:


  • April 21, 2023 2:43 PM | Amy Wall (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Christy Brown for being named the new President of Alverno College. 

    Read 5 things to know about new Alverno College president Christy Brown in an article featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2023/04/19/alverno-college-names-milwaukee-executive-christy-brown-as-new-president/70130042007/

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