Board of Directors

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Tom Howatt, Board Chairman

Tom Howatt served as chairman of the board of directors of Wausau Paper Corp. from 2012 to 2014; he was president and chief executive officer from 2000 to 2011. He joined Wausau Paper in 1980, having previously worked at Wisconsin Electric and Miller Brewing Co., and served in various executive roles at the company prior to being appointed president and CEO.

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David Baumgarten

David Baumgarten serves as president of Bank Mutual. He has held the position of executive vice president for Associated Banc-Corp overseeing Associated’s eight banking regions within Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, president of Southeast Wisconsin Associated Bank, president and CEO of US Bank, Wisconsin, president and CEO of US Bank, Colorado, and senior vice president of First Bank, Minneapolis.

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Ave Bie

Ave Bie is a partner in the public utilities and corporate practice groups of Quarles & Brady in Madison, Wis. Bie works on state and federal issues for clients at the firm’s six offices nationwide.

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Catherine Dellin

Catherine Dellin is president of the Camp 5 Museum Foundation in Laona, Wis. The foundation operates the Laona & Northern Railroad, the "Lumberjack Steam Train," which runs to the Wisconsin Forestry Museum and attractions on the site of an old logging camp and lumber company farm. The complex is on the Register of National Historic Places.

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Jon Hammes

Jon Hammes is the managing partner of Hammes Company, a private investment and real estate development firm. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., with 15 regional offices, Hammes Company provides strategic planning, facility development, project management and real estate acquisition and advisory services to its clients in the health care and sport-facilities sectors.

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Corey Hoze

Corey Hoze is senior vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs for Associated Banc-Corp, one of the top 50 financial services holding companies operating in the United States, with total assets of $34 billion and approximately 270 banking locations serving more than 150 communities in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

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Jason Kohout

Jason Kohout is a partner and business lawyer practicing with Foley & Lardner LLP. Kohout is very involved in the community and serves as secretary for the Harvard Club of Wisconsin and secretary of the Badger Institute.

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David Lubar

David Lubar is president of Lubar & Co., a private investment firm founded in 1977 whose investment activities include acquisitions of middle market operating companies as well as growth financing for emerging businesses.

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Bill Nasgovitz

Bill Nasgovitz is chairman and CIO of Heartland Advisors Inc. and portfolio manager of the Heartland Value Fund and its corresponding Small Cap Value Strategy. He is also president and director of Heartland Funds. Value investing has been a lifelong passion for Nasgovitz, a seasoned small-cap value investor with nearly 50 years of experience. He has been recognized by Morningstar as “a veteran micro-cap stock-picker.”

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Jim Nellen

Jim Nellen is a lawyer in private practice. Previously, he was counsel to Smithfield Foods Inc., general counsel to Smithfield Beef Group and president of Smithfield’s Delaware Holding Companies.

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Maureen Oster

Maureen Oster is one of the female pioneers in the financial investment industry, having spent over 35 years managing a diverse range of funds and fund managers. As president of a small family of funds in a period of explosive industry growth, she kept her funds competitive in investment performance and shareholder communications.

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Ulice Payne Jr.

Ulice Payne Jr. is managing member of Addison-Clifton, LLC, an advisor regarding global trade compliance solutions. He is responsible for day-to-day operations. He previously served as managing partner of the headquarter office of the Foley & Lardner LLP law firm and also served as chair of the International Business Team at the firm, where he represented global and domestic companies in cross-border transactions.

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Tim Sheehy

Tim Sheehy is president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, a 148-year-old organization whose mission is to support its business membership through strategies that develop the region as a world-class place to invest capital, develop business and create jobs.

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