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FOUNDATION BOARD

DOUGLAS REUHL, PRESIDENT
Douglas (Doug) Reuhl is President & CEO of American TV and Appliance of Madison, Inc. He serves on the Madison Symphony Orchestra board and was President when the Symphony moved into its new home in Overture Hall. Mr. Reuhl has also served as chairperson of United Way of Dane County, the United Way Foundation, the United Way 2000 annual campaign, Goodwill Industries, and Edgewood Campus Grade School. His interests include dancing, skiing and spending time with his grandchildren.

CHARLES STEINHAUER, VICE PRESIDENT
Charles (Chuck) Steinhauer is the former Vice President of Madison Dairy, a position he held for 29 years. He is currently a partner with Steinhauer & Company LLC, a dairy consulting firm. Chuck oversees the investments in his family’s charitable trust—the Steinhauer Charitable Trust--and serves on the boards of M&I Bank Southwest Region and St. John’s Lutheran Church Foundation. His interests include golf, travel and investing.

RICHARD H. MACKIE, SECRETARY-TREASURER
Richard (Rick) Mackie joined MSO as Executive Director in March 1999. His keen executive skills, strong labor relations/collective bargaining experience, innovative concert planning, and insights into audience development have established MSO as a leading regional orchestra. His leadership has garnered solid organizational and financial stability and an ever-increasing base of community support. Mr. Mackie holds a Master of Arts from the UW-Madison Graduate School of Business with a major in Arts Administration.

ELLIOTT ABRAMSON
Elliott Abramson is a former law professor who has had numerous publications in law reviews, law journals and on Op--Ed pages of leading newspapers throughout United States. Mr. Abramson serves on the boards of the Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc. and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and is a former board member of the New World Symphony (Miami, FL).

ROBERT BIRKHAUSER
Robert (Bob) Birkhauser is President/Owner of Aegis Tools International, Inc. He was formerly Chairman/President and principal owner of Auto Glass Specialists, Inc. and a partner with B&G Investments, LLC. In 2010, Bob received the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence and Advancement of Auto Glass Safety. He holds eight US patents and additional related foreign patents for automotive glass tools and related products. Bob also serves on the board of American Players Theatre, the Edgewood College Board of Trustees, and is an ex-officio member of the board of Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council, Inc (AGRSS). Formerly, he served on the AAA Wisconsin Board of Directors and the AAA Wisconsin Advisory Council. He and his family own and operate Birch House Farm, LLC.

JOHN BOLZ
John (Jack) Bolz is the retired Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Oscar Mayer Foods. He serves on the board of visitors of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Sciences. He also serves on the investment committees of Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Madison Community Foundation and on the Foundation board of United Way of Dane County. Jack is a member of Mendota Yacht Club, has been Commodore of Inland Lakes Yachting Association, and has served as President of the Village of Maple Bluff.

MARIAN BOLZ
Marian Bolz is a lifelong community volunteer whose interest in music and the arts has been reflected by her dedicated service on many boards: Madison Symphony Orchestra (life trustee), Madison Symphony Orchestra League, Madison Opera, Madison Opera Foundation, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (life trustee), Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (life trustee), Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Foundation, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Foundation, UW-Madison School of Music, and Northwestern University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Marian has received the Governor's Award for the Arts, Madison Community Foundation’s Inaugural Community Service Award and the Rotary Senior Service Award. She has also been named a YWCA Woman of Distinction.

JOHN FRAUTSCHI
John Frautschi is Chairman of the Board of Webcrafters, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in four-color printing and book manufacturing. He is also affiliated with American Players Theatre, the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, and the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Foundation. He previously served on the boards of Edgewood College, Meriter Health Services, and Meriter Foundation.

NICHOLAS MISCHLER, MD
Nicholas Mischler has served as President of the Madison Symphony Orchestra Board since 2009. A retired physician executive, he held senior management roles with Fiserv Health, Wausau Benefits and Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation. As a clinician, he practiced medical oncology, internal medicine, geriatrics and aviation medicine. He founded primary care clinics in Waunakee, DeForest and Mount Horeb, co-founded Turville Bay Radiation Therapy Center, and served in the US Navy as a flight surgeon. He was named a Fellow in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives. Currently, Nick is co-manager of Wisconsin Investment Partners, LLC and a health care consultant with Mischler Consultants, LLC. Besides actively mentoring entrepreneurs, he also mentors medical students at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He serves on the boards of numerous start-up companies and nonprofits. Along with his wife, Elaine, Nick enjoys grandparenting and traveling.

JEFFREY TICKNOR
Jeff Ticknor is a Senior Vice President with BMO Harris Bank where he is currently Segment Leader for the Commercial Banking Groups in Wisconsin. Jeff has been with BMO Harris Bank (formerly M&I Bank) for more than 20 years, primarily involved in Commercial Banking including direct management of various Commercial Banking Groups throughout Wisconsin. Jeff serves on the board of directors for the Madison Symphony Orchestra (treasurer) and Junior Achievement of Dane County, and formerly served on the board of Forward Wisconsin. He is a member of Madison Downtown Rotary Club, including the Vocational Opportunities Committee which works with high school students on business plans, and the Harvard Club of Wisconsin. He also served as the co-chair for the Madison Arts Ball for four years. Jeff enjoys coaching youth football, basketball, and baseball.