Badgers United was formed by Wisconsin residents – many of us UW System alumni – who recognize the UW System’s critical impact on our state and the challenges it must overcome to continue delivering powerful results. We’re members of communities across the state who believe the key to ensuring the future success of Wisconsin and protecting our economic engines for growth begins with a stronger UW System.

We’re proud of what our universities have done for Wisconsin, and we know we must keep evolving in order for the UW System to be competitive with national peers and for Wisconsin to thrive.

Meet Our Board

Peter Kies

Managing Director – Robert W. Baird
Milwaukee, WI

John Schaefer

Chairman & CEO – Fleet Farm
Rhinelander, WI

Bill Monfre

Former President & CEO – Quality Insulators
Shawano, WI

Meet Our Staff

Brian Hellmer

Executive Director

Pat Goss

Director of Government Relations

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