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EDUCATION FOUNDATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Education Foundation promotes the foodservice industry as a professional career path and provides quality training and education for current and future leaders. Meet our talented group of individuals who make up the Education Foundation's Board of Directors.
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Russell Tronsen

Chair of the Board

Badger High School - Lake Geneva

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Rhoda Steffel

Chair-Elect

Mark's East Side - Appleton

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Mac Dorn

Treasurer

Culver's - Johnson Creek

Kristine Hillmer

Kristine Hillmer

Secretary/Executive Officer

President and CEO, WRA & WRA EF

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Joe Anderson

Education Foundation Executive Committee

Anderson Foodservice Solutions - Waukesha

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David Ross

Education Foundation Executive Committee

Lake Lawn Resort - Delavan

Jean Landreman

Jean Landreman

WRA Chair of the Board

Landreman's Family Restaurant - Kaukauna

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Lynn McDonough

Immediate Past Chair

Connell’s Restaurants - Eau Claire

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EF BOARD MEMBERS

Matthew Bauer
Destination Kohler - Kohler

Bradley Beran
Waukesha County Technical College

Brian Bergquist, PhD
University of Wisconsin Stout - Menomonie

Todd Bernhardt
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP - Madison

Richard Busalacchi, PhD
MATC - Milwaukee

Bryon Coleman
Jones Dairy Farm - Ft. Atkinson

Deb Davis
Davis & Associates, Inc - Muskego

Brian Frakes
Pfister Hotel/Marcus Hotels & Resorts - Milwaukee

John Freitag
Wisconsin Beef Council - Madison

Donald W. Hensiak
Griddlers’ Café - Greenfield

Beth Howard
Westmoor Country Club - Brookfield

Vicki Mendham
Nicolet Area Tech College - Rhinelander

Tom Olson
Delaware North Sportservice - Milwaukee

Lindsey Pearson
Badger Liquor - Fond du Lac

Diane Ryberg
Dept. of Public Instruction - Madison

Scott Schupbach
Gordon Food Service - Kenosha

Derek Small
Troop Café - Milwaukee

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EF Honorary Directors

Knut Apitz
Grafton

Lawrence Skip Avery, CCM, CCE
Middleton

Keith Blew
Madison

Kathleen Cullen
Wisconsin Technical College System - Madison

Lea Culver
Culver Franchising System- Prairie du Sac

Steve Davis, FMP
Ardy & Ed's Drive-In, Inc. - Oshkosh

Larry Deutsch
The Vollrath Co., LLC - Stoughton

Bernard Kurzawa
Stevens Point

Mike Pitzo, FMP
Polecat & Lace - Minocqua

John Roherty
Janesville

Steve Schilling
Dousman

R.C. Schroeder, Jr.
Fox Valley Technical College - Appleton

Mike Tsuchihashi
Atlas BBQ - Grafton

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EF Directors Emeritus

Tim Craft
WE Energies - Milwaukee

Jeff Igel
Fox Valley Technical College - Appleton

Dorothy Klemmer
Greenfield

George Krug
Brookfield

Ward Torke
Torke Coffee Roasting Company - Sheboygan

Linda Wilke
Hartford

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