New Alumni Members Join Foundation and Real Estate Boards

Cheung, Adrians, and Lasee Join 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 more than $60,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $4.5 million each year to help make higher education accessible. The newest UW-Green Bay Foundation members:

Michael Cheung
Michael Cheung, ’82 Business Administration, is a vice president at Washington Capital Management, Seattle, WA.

Michael Cheung, ’82 (Business Administration), a vice president at Washington Capital Management in Seattle, WA, joined the Foundation Board. Cheung has significant investment experience. He first joined Washington Capital’s Seattle office in 2002 as the senior fixed income portfolio manager before becoming Chief Investment Officer for Capital Markets. He began his career in fixed income portfolio management in 1984, with direct responsibility for investing $26 billion at General Electric Financial Assurance and responsibility for $8 billion of investments for the State of Alaska.

Cheung received 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 a current member of the CFA Society of Seattle. He has served on the CFA candidate curriculum committee and participated in the CFA candidate grading effort. Additionally, he sits on the Investment Committee for the Seattle Colleges Foundation.

Tom Adrians
Tom Adrians, ’82 Managerial Accounting, is the retired Chief Financial Officer of Systems Control, Iron Mountain, MI.

Tom Adrians, ‘82 (Managerial Accounting) spent his career in financial management in the Lakeshore, Fox Cities, and Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and has joined the Foundation Board. Adrians is the retired Chief Financial Officer of Systems Control in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He is a senior executive with broad financial and management experience in increasingly responsible positions. Adrians is recognized for his reputation as a results-oriented leader, motivator and team player and as a hard-working self-starter, who is analytical, detail oriented, and possesses superior planning and organizing capabilities.

Adrians has a full range of financial and management experience including: strategic planning, acquisition and business integration, general business management, business restructuring, general and cost 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.

Mark Lasee
Mark Lasee, ’79 Business Administration, is an attorney at Kutak Rock, Scottsdale, AZ

Mark Lasee, ’79 (Business Administration), joins the Phoenix Real Estate Foundation Board 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 insightful representation concerning their investments in private markets. He is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and has represented pension plans in placing well over $1 billion of their assets in domestic and offshore deals. His representation concerning alternative investments consists primarily of negotiating and documenting private equity, hedge fund, commingled real estate and infrastructure transactions with fund counsel for international and domestic funds targeted by pension plan investment consultants.

Lasee’s real estate practice includes negotiating and documenting scores of deals relating to the acquisition, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. He has also guided mid-market clients through the purchase and sale of companies in major industries, with an emphasis in service-oriented businesses. Lasee is also a member of Kutak Rock’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Group and is involved in the representation of lenders and developers in solar and wind energy projects located in the Western United States. Lasee’s wife, Jean (’81 Regional Analysis), is also an alumna of UW-Green Bay.

Foundation Board of Directors

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

Ex Officio

  • Tina Sauerhammer Dean ‘99, Chair, Chancellor’s Council of Trustees; Surgeon, Private Practice
  • Michael Alexander, Chancellor
  • Sheryl Van Gruensven, Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice Chancellor for Institutional Strategy
  • Tony Werner, Vice Chancellor for Advancement / Foundation President

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 the areas other than those in which the State of Wisconsin ordinarily makes appropriations. The Foundation attracts, manages, and distributes private resources, donated by friends of the University,

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