Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board provides guidance and advice on various program initiatives and planning from business professionals with an in-depth view on the economic ecosystem, entrepreneurship and the organization itself.

Members

Paul Dietman

Senior Lending Officer
Compeer Financial
Prairie du Sac

Kristina Pence-Dunow

CEO
Hometown Manufacturing
Crandon

Steve Pullara

CPA & Partner
BDO USA, LLP
Middleton

Dan Schneider

President & CEO
WBD
Madison

UW, SBDC & SBA Representation

Bon Wikenheiser

Associate Director,
Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

Neil Lerner

Associate State Director – Operations,
Wisconsin SBDC Network

Nate Gullick

Associate State Director – Data,
Wisconsin SBDC Network

Partnerships

The Institute and its programs value strategic partners. Economic development organizations. UW campus host sites. And resources across the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Find out more about our dynamic partnerships and how they may be able to help you.
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Programs

The Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship and its programs are Wisconsin’s hub for specialized resources — many at no cost — to help our clients grow their businesses. You have ideas. We have the experience to help Wisconsin prosper. Together. We’re here to help businesses stand out and get ahead.
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