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Alumni Board


Meg Pekarske

Board President
Meg Pekarske '97
Degree:
Criminal Justice
Employer:  
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., shareholder

As chair of Reinhart’s Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group, Meg manages the firm’s hospice practice. In working day in and day out with hospice clients across the country, she is intimately familiar with the operational challenges of hospices and has the experience to address the full spectrum of legal issues facing the industry, from routine regulatory compliance issues to multi-million dollar Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), Medicaid and other government audits. Additionally, Meg routinely advises hospices on palliative care program development, innovative inpatient unit structures, fraud investigations and a wide range of contracting issues. With an extensive background in long-term care, Meg brings a unique perspective and skill set to helping hospices create successful partnerships with nursing homes and assisted living facilities and providing quality end-of-life care to patients.

 

Meg is a frequent speaker on both a national and a statewide level on a broad array of health care issues. Meg was recently honored as a 2016 “Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O’Brien OP ’70 MA ‘94
Degree: 
Education, Instructional Technology
Retired:  Sinsinawa Dominicans

Margaret O'Brien taught elementary grades for 12 years and was elementary principal for 13 years in Wisconsin and Illinois. She was a professor in the School of Education at Edgewood College for 25 years.  She taught and supervised student teachers for 22 years and was an administrative assistant  for 3 years.

She serves on the Edgewood Campus School Board, volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and serves on various committees for Sinsinawa Dominicans.

Wendy White Eagle

Wendy K. White Eagle '86
Degree: 
Performing Arts
Employer: 
Native Capital MGMT, Managing Member

Wendy K. White Eagle, Managing Member of Native Capital MGMT, currently leads business development and fund management activities. As member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, she has first-hand knowledge of Tribal operations from strategic planning to business development. With more than 20 years of business building experience in the utility, financial, and manufacturing sectors specialization is in helping companies build high performing processes to actualize business impact.

Ms. White Eagle is skilled at integrating various strategic approaches--from Six Sigma to Customer Relationship Management--into organizational culture. She has been intimately involved in the creation of organizational approaches that augment capital infusion and has served to bring core competencies into alignment with these strategy directions. In addition to large corporate experience, she has been involved in circles of worldwide thought leadership in sustainable Business and mindful development.

Carol Rosenstock

Carol Rosenstock '92, MBA '98
Degree: 
Psychology, Sociology/ MBA
Employer: 
M3 Financial, Retirement Plan Consultant

Carol Rosenstock is a Retirement Plan Consultant for M3 Financial, which is a division of M3 Insurance.  Her role is to advise her retirement plan clients on fiduciary, investment, and education for the plan sponsor and participants.  Carol began her career in 1990 with previous roles including VP/Sales and Supervising Principal as well as Portfolio Manager.  

She is fully licensed in insurance and securities, and has also earned her AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation.  In addition, she was named one of NAPA’s (National Association of Plan Advisors) Top Women Advisors of 2015. 

 

Bryan Meddings

Bryan Meddings '98
Degree: Accounting
Employer: Wipfli, Senior Manager, Trust and Fiduciary Services

As a senior manager with Wipfli, Bryan a senior manager focused on the trust and fiduciary practice within Wipfli LLP’s financial institutions practice. His vast experience includes trust operations and internal audit with a focus on personal trust administration, wealth management, brokerage services, investment management, and registered investment advisor compliance testing.

Prior to working at Wipfli, Bryan worked as an internal auditor for both a larger insurance company and a regional bank. He also worked as a trust accountant for a national bank. 

Hathaway Dilba

Hathaway Dilba '99
Degree:
Business
Employer: Ale Asylum

Hathaway Dilba is Co-Owner and Director of Promotions at Ale Asylum, a Madison-based regional craft brewery. She manages Ale Asylum’s public relations, email marketing, website, social media program, philanthropic relationships, and enjoys landscaping their beer garden. Hathaway grew up in Southern California and moved to Madison to attend college in 1992. She earned an Associates Degree in Apparel Marketing at Madison College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Edgewood College. Hathaway is active in the community and enjoys her roll as Board Secretary of the Heartland Farm Sanctuary. 

Andrea Naef

Andrea Naef '02, MBA '06
Degree: 
Business/MBA
Employer: 
CUNA Mutual Group, Insurance Program Director

As the Insurance Program Director for the Commercial organization at CUNA Mutual Group, Andrea is responsible for driving optimization strategies for top 25 accounts.Key responsibilities include strategic planning priority and execution,  and driving business efficiencies through  partnership with peers in the organization. She joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2011 as a senior human resource partner. In 2014,  was promoted to Director, partnering  with Commercial, Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Naef held a leadership position in Human Resources  for five years at Royal Bank of Canada in the financial services industry in Minneapolis. Prior to RBC, she worked at VIASYS Healthcare in the medical industry in the areas of Human Resources and Human Resources Leadership.

 

Eric-Ballweg

Eric Ballweg '03, MBA '07
Degree: 
Accounting, Business and Economics/ MBA
Employer: 
Vogel Bros., Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

As Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Vogel Bros., Eric is accountable for the financial development and risk management operations of the company. Responsibilities include overseeing corporate financial management, strategic and tactical planning, budget planning, development and control, financial forecasting and planning, financial modeling, cash management, risk analysis, policy formation, information technology strategies and solutions, human resources and corporate tax planning.

Eric began his employment at Vogel Bros. as a laborer in the field while attending college. He spent four years with Smith and Gesteland, LLP as a Senior Associate, consulting on tax strategies, cost segregation studies, and special projects with a concentration in construction, real estate development, financial institutions, and school district audits. Upon receiving his MBA, he rejoined Vogel Bros. and has worked successfully in his current positions since.

Enzo Ciarletta, '07

Degree: MBA