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UW-Eau Claire Foundation names new board members

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors recently welcomed new members and honored outgoing members for their years of service.

The following individuals have been elected to the board:

  • Timothy Ball, Stillwater, Minnesota, is an international tax partner with Ernst & Young in Minneapolis. Ball, a 1991 UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, is a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Circle of Excellence and has worked as an alumnus volunteer with UW-Eau Claire's College of Business. Ball's wife, Kathryn, is a 1991 business finance graduate. 
  • Patti Lien, Eau Claire, is retired following 12 years as vice president with Wells Fargo Mortgage in Minneapolis. She previously held positions with Innuity and Northwest Airlines. Lien, who attended UW-Eau Claire during the 1970s and graduated from UW-Madison, recently relocated to Eau Claire with her husband, Dan, a 1974 UW-Eau Claire music education graduate. She has been actively involved with UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings program, for which she is developing a funding strategic plan. Lien brings to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board specific expertise in the areas of human resources and real estate. The Liens are members of the Foundation's Circle of Excellence.
  • David Moran, Minnetonka, Minnesota, is an executive vice president of marketing and enterprise strategy at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a position he’s held since 2012. Moran is a 1988 UW-Eau Claire psychology graduate. He and his wife, Pamela, a 1987 UW-Eau Claire business finance graduate, are continuing the Blugold tradition as their son is a UW-Eau Claire freshman. Moran started his career at Carlson Wagonlit in 2000 in human resources positions in North America and Asia. He went on to hold leadership roles in client services, marketing, and integration of mergers and acquisitions. David also held executive human resources positions at Wisconsin Electric, Northwest Airlines and Pillsbury. 
  • Regi Munro, Chandler, Arizona, is chair of the Wellness Division at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Munro, a 1989 UW-Eau Claire Spanish graduate, is a member of the Foundation's Circle of Excellence and the Council Oak Society and has been a strong supporter of women’s softball and soccer. She helped establish UW-Eau Claire's varsity soccer program as a student. Her estate plan eventually will endow funds to support soccer and softball. Munro received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2007. 
  • Therese Pershall, Eau Claire, is the market head for U.S. Bank, a longstanding UW-Eau Claire Foundation corporate partner. In addition to its annual support of diversity and academic excellence scholarships, U.S. Bank was one of the first major corporate donors to the Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire. U.S. Bank also was a major sponsor for the Carson Park turf project and is an annual sponsor of several activities on campus. Pershall joined U.S. Bank in 2007 and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. U.S. Bank is a Centennial Club member in recognition of its significant support of the Foundation's Power of Possible Centennial Campaign. 

The board also honored the following outgoing Foundation board members for nine years of service and recognized them as emeriti members: Charlie Bauer, Bill Klish and Jane Lokken, all of Eau Claire; and Carl Holmquist, Black River Falls.

Elected to additional terms on the board were Andrew Burish, Madison; Betsy Kell, Eau Claire; Vicki Lord Larson, Eau Claire; Neil Lipinski, Irvington, N.Y.; Rudy Pereira, Eau Claire; and Rick Schroder, Issaquah, Washington. 

Learn more about the UW-Eau Claire Foundation at www.uwec.edu/foundation.