Friends of WPT

The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and exists to ascertain the needs of the communities served and support Wisconsin Public Television through the securing financial support, positive community relations, a strong and effective volunteer system and related administrative services.

Organizational Structure

The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television has a Board of Directors comprised of individuals selected from across the state. New appointments are approved by current Board members. The Board is responsible for oversight of policies, budgets, financials, and the duties of the Executive Director. The Officers of the Board of Directors include the President, Vice President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board is structured with the following standing committees: Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Finance Committee.

Board of Directors

Terry Heinrichs, President

Madison, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2018

Terry Heinrichs joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 after earning a M.S. in Finance from UW-Madison and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He is a member of the Downtown Madison Rotary, where he chairs the Budget and Finance Committee and serves on several others. He also works with the Friends of WPT Finance Committee and the Our Lady Queen of Peace Finance Council.

Jeanette Roberts, Vice President

Monona, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2017

Roberts was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s dean in June 2003 after spending 15 years as an academic administrator and professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She returned to the faculty in July, 2014 and spent the 2015-16 academic year as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in the office of Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.).  She is now serving as the inaugural director of the new UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. 

Ron Anderson, Secretary

Cable, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2017

Ron Anderson has served as an executive at several companies including General Re Corporation and Aid Association for Lutherans.  He is Treasurer of the Cable Natural History Museum, Chair of River Alliance of Wisconsin, and has served on many other boards.

Greg A. Dombrowski, Treasurer

Verona, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2017

Greg A. Dombrowski has been President of Johnson Bank-Madison since its inception in 1996. He has been active on the boards of community organizations including United Way, Overture Center, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Meriter Foundation and Catholic Charities. Greg is a certified public accountant and holds a MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Jan Botz

Green Bay, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2019

Jan is currently a Program Director for The Conference Board in New York, bringing more than 35 years of corporate and higher education communications experience to the role. After nearly 30 years in various roles at chemical manufacturer Dow Corning Corp., she moved into higher education, spending three years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at the University of Notre Dame. She received a master’s in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a liberal arts undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University, where she now serves on the Foundation Board. Jan and her husband Tom Lippert now enjoy living near family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Nancy Lee Carter

Appleton, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2017

Nancy Lee Carter is retired as Senior Trademark and Copyright Counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  She received her BA from Pennsylvania State University in Political Science and in History, her JD from Stetson College of Law and an MA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Library and Information Studies. She is a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Society of American Archivists and has been a supporter of public television for more than thirty years.

Warren Dorn

Galena, IL

Term (1st) end date: June 2019

A native of Staten Island, New York City, educated at the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's in American Studies. Warren spent the preponderance of his business career as a manager and executive in the corporate relocation and real estate industry, he and his wife Barbara Liles founded and operated a women's field hockey club based in Chicago. After selling the club, they both retired to Galena, Illinois with a dog, TK. 

Mike Falbo

Franklin, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2017

Mike Falbo, a resident of Franklin, WI, is a veteran of the United States Army and Vietnam Medic Corps. Falbo received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2004, Mr. Falbo was appointed to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents where he served as President from 2013-2015, retiring from the Board of Regents in 2015.

Roger Hauck

Madison, WI

Term (1st) end date: June 2017

Roger Hauck retired as President and Chief Executive of Marshall Erdman and Associates, Inc., an architect and builder of medical facilities throughout the United States.  He has many years of community service, including the UW Medical Foundation, UW Hospital and Clinics, Madison Community Foundation, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and more. Currently he also serves on the boards of Epic Systems Corp, DNA Star and Scarab Genomics. Roger received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Walter A. Koskinen

Neenah, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2019

With more than 25 years of financial advisory and estate planning experience, Walter Koskinen is the Chief Compliance Officer and Principal for Windward Wealth Strategies, Inc. He is a graduate of UW – Oshkosh, the graduate Trust School from the American Bankers Association and lives in Neenah, WI.

Judith LeRoy

Luxemburg, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2017

Dr. Judith M. LeRoy received her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. She worked at Time Warner Cable in Houston and also managed a Pacifica radio station and taught at Florida International University before founding PMN TRAC (now TRAC Media Services) in 1979. Dr. LeRoy has published extensively in the area of audience research.

John McHugh

Sparta, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2017

John McHugh is the Director of Corporate Communications, Leadership Development, and Training for Kwik Trip, Inc., based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Kwik Trip in 2004, John was an instructor and principal at Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He holds degrees from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. 

Mary Mohs

Madison, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2017

Mary is a partner at the Madison Land Company and has served on the Friends board since July 2006. Mary Mohs has also served on over forty local boards and commissions in Wisconsin and around the country, including, most recently, The Kennedy Center's Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts, which is a Presidential appointment. 

Linda Prehn

Wausau, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2017

Raised in New York City and upstate New York, Linda Prehn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. She finished her 15-year career in banking as the senior vice president of M&I Bank in Wausau. A veteran fundraiser, she has served on several boards including the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and the Historical Society of Marathon County. Linda and her husband grow cranberries and she is the founder of Cranberry Growers Cooperative in Warrens, WI.

Thomas Schober

Green Bay, WI

Term (2nd) end date: June 2018

Green Bay native Thomas Schober is a shareholder at the law firm of Davis/Kuelthau with experience in an array of civil trial work in state and federal courts. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from UW-Madison Law School. A Vietnam veteran, Schober helped to plan and fundraise for WPT’s LZ Lambeau celebration in May 2010.

Jon Miskowski, Ex-Officio

Madison, WI

Jon Miskowski is director of television at Wisconsin Public Television and currently leads the six-station WPT network, which includes high definition and multicast channels, local and national production, online services, and community outreach.

Meetings

The Friends of Wisconsin Public Television Board of Directors meets at least three times per year in locations across the state. Meetings of the Board of Directors and most of its committees are open to the public. To ensure that we have space for all who want to attend, we ask that members of the public who are interested in coming to a meeting phone us at (608) 263-2109 within the five days prior to a specific meeting. Meetings commence promptly at their noted start times.

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