Job Creation through Capital Donation

Board of Directors & Officers

Board Chairman

Jeff Harris is an investor in and board member of Somna Therapeutics and Okanjo Partners, Inc., early stage technology companies located in Wisconsin.  He is an investor and board member of Guy & O’Neill, a Wisconsin manufacturing company, and a director of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., a...

President, CEO & Board Member

Thomas Shannon is president & CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. and donates his time as head of operations of this charitable organization. He also is board chairman and a lead investor in Shamrock Energy Corp., Neenah; Proxim Diagnostics Corp., Sunnyvale, California; Somna...

Board Secretary

Anthony Handzlik is a shareholder in the Milwaukee law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. He handles general corporate and tax matters for closely-held businesses, S corporations, partnerships and LLCs. A shareholder in the firm's tax and business law practices, Mr. Handzlik advises...

Board Treasurer

Dan Matola is the president and chief investment officer at Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. (JWM). He serves as chairman of the JWM investment committee and is responsible for leading the organization’s investment advisory and wealth management process. In addition, he oversees the firm’s day-to-...

Board Member

Adam M. Berger is an Owner and VP of Sales for Doering Fleet Management and Doering Leasing Company. Doering Fleet Management provides comprehensive fleet management services for clients in 40 States and is growing rapidly across corporate and non-profit clients.  Adam is also a real estate...

Board Member

Mark Burish is a co-founder of the Madison, Wisconsin law firm of Hurley, Burish & Stanton, where he is a past president, attorney and director. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and his juris doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. His other...

Board Member

Pam Evason is Managing Director, Windermere Wealth Advisors. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and has a master of accountancy degree. With Deloitte & Touche LLP, she had various banking and investment management clients for over eight years. Pam is also...

Board Member

Aaron Hagar is vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Aaron previously served as WEDC’s senior technology investment manager, where he gained valuable experience helping technology-based Wisconsin companies achieve...

Board Member

Mark R. Hogan is secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC); Wisconsin’s lead economic development organization.

Mark’s work experience includes almost four decades at M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank and BMO Harris Bank. He retired in 2010 as M&I’s...

Board Member

Dan Shannon is Senior Vice President, FIS and is responsible for an experienced team of business and technology consultants. He has deep operating and M&A experience as the Managing Director of the Europe Division of Metavante Technologies as well as serving as president of the M&I...

Board Member

Andy Shrago is Co-Manager of the Madison based Wisconsin Investment Partners angel network.Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Prodesse, a start-up biotech company that focused on molecular diagnostics for infectious disease and was sold to Gen-Probe (San Diego...