Bert Colianni has been elected chairman of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board of directors. Colianni, a 1976 UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Marquette Financial Companies, headquartered in Minneapolis. In addition to Colianni, Jo Ellyn DeCesare, a 1984 UW-Eau Claire COB graduate, has been elected treasurer. DeCesare is a retired CPA from McMahon, Schleifer & Wood, Eau Claire.
New COB alumni elected to the Foundation Board include Steve Bien '87, (BBA) managing partner of the Eau Claire office of Larson Allen; Peter J. Fremstad '72 (B.S.), retired vice president and regional manager of Wells Fargo Bank, Pigeon Falls; Richard Gannon '59 (BBA), retired senior vice president, Firstar Bank (U.S. Bank), Eau Claire; Charles Grossklaus '69, (B.S.), president Royal Credit Union, Eau Claire; Scott A. Peterson '90, practice manager for Hudson Global Resources, Minneapolis, Minn.; Casey Sylla '66 (B.S.), chairman and president of Allstate Financial, Barrington, Ill. and Ann Gunderson Thornburg '70, retired partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boston, Mass.
source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau