Foundation Announces Officers for 2017

Published: November 28, 2016
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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foundation announces the election of officers for its Board of Trustees:

  • Timothy T. Mahone, president;
  • Emily Lawrence, vice president;
  • S.R. Mills, secretary; and
  • Thomas G. Marini, treasurer.

"We are grateful to all our Foundation trustees as the commitment and advocacy of these community representatives strengthens the mission of the university and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foundation," said John Jaraczewski, UW-Parkside assistant chancellor for University Advancement and university liaison to the Foundation. "The university looks forward to partnering with the new officers and the unique leadership they bring."

Tim Mahone PresidentMahone has served on the Foundation Board since 2006, most recently as vice president. "Education is the key to real and sustained opportunity," he said. "I'm proud to have a lead role in increasing access to higher education by generating financial support for student scholarships as well as supporting unique student-success initiatives, such as fellowships and enhanced learning environments."

During the current academic year, 250 UW-Parkside students are receiving scholarships through the UW-Parkside Foundation. The goal of the Foundation, Mahone said, is to continually increase the number of scholarships awarded and the monetary value of each scholarship with equal emphasis on building awareness and partnerships to advance quality public, higher education across the region.

Mahone serves as president and owner of Mahone Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm specializing in government relations, civic and community engagement, crisis communications, and public relations programs. Mahone is very active in the community though current and past board participation and other engagements including the Kenosha Community Foundation Grants Committee, Marquette University Ethnic Alumni Board, Carthage College Adult Education Advisory Committee, the Aurora Medical Center Foundation Advisory Council, and is a member of the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Mahone is chairman of the Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund, created in 1998 to honor his parents and perpetuate their legacy of service and commitment to the Kenosha community. Mahone is a 1991 graduate of Marquette University.

Emily Lawrence Vice PresidentLawrence joined the Foundation Board in 2016. She is a senior managing attorney with CNH Industrial America LLC with more than 20 years of experience in corporate law and law-firm practice. Lawrence has successfully built and managed legal teams and developed global best practices in commercial and litigation processes. Lawrence earned her bachelor's degree from Haverford College, and her juris doctor from Boston College Law School. A longtime director of nonprofit boards in Philadelphia before moving to Wisconsin, Lawrence is a member of the YMCA-Racine Board of Directors, the Downtown Racine Corporation Board of Directors, and is a past graduate of Leadership Racine.

S.R. Mills SecretaryMills is the president and a principal of Bear Development, Bear Commercial, Bear Homes and Construction Management Associates (CMA) and joined the UW-Parkside Foundation in 2015. Mills holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is on the Wisconsin CCIM Board of Directors. He is active in the community as a board member of the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Foundation, Kenosha Aging and Family Services (KAFASI), and Habitat for Humanity, and advisory member to the Shalom Center, and Boys & Girl Club. He earned his bachelor's degree in real estate, finance and investment from St. Cloud State University and his master's degree in real estate from Roosevelt University.

Thomas Marini TreasurerMarini is president of Marini Manufacturing, an industry-leading provider of precision-machined components and assemblies in Racine, Wis. Marini's grandfather and father started the company, originally known as Marini Tool and Die. Thomas joined the company in 1989 after graduation from St. Catherine's High School in Racine, Wis. He was named president in 2003 and the company was renamed Marini Manufacturing in 2011. He has served the UW-Parkside Foundation since 2014 and is a member of the National Tool and Machining Organization, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC).

The 2017 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Board of Trustees:


    Kathryn AndreaKarla Krehbiel
    Chris AntonneauJim Ladwig
    Peter Barca
    Emily Lawrence
    Susan Boland
    Tim Mahone
    Dominic Cariello
    Thomas Marini
    Matthew Carlson
    S.R. Mills
    Richard Caskey
    Tom Nelson
    Steve Donovan
    Rodney Prunty
    Jennifer Dooley
    Wally Rendon
    Jim Eastman
    Vanda Santelli
    Jens Emerson
    Heidi Skatrud
    Gary Groenke
    Terri Steidl
    Melvin Hargrove
    Bob Toeppe
    Kimberly Kane
    James Kramer

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foundation's mission is to support the University by raising funds that will enhance access to educational excellence and to promote mutually beneficial partnerships. Founded in 1985 and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, an independent board of trustees governs the Foundation.

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