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Alumni Board


Meg Pekarske

Board President
Meg Pekarske '97
Degree:
Criminal Justice
Employer:  
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., shareholder

As chair of Reinhart’s Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group, Meg manages the firm’s hospice practice. In working day in and day out with hospice clients across the country, she is intimately familiar with the operational challenges of hospices and has the experience to address the full spectrum of legal issues facing the industry, from routine regulatory compliance issues to multi-million dollar Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), Medicaid and other government audits. Additionally, Meg routinely advises hospices on palliative care program development, innovative inpatient unit structures, fraud investigations and a wide range of contracting issues. With an extensive background in long-term care, Meg brings a unique perspective and skill set to helping hospices create successful partnerships with nursing homes and assisted living facilities and providing quality end-of-life care to patients.

 

Meg is a frequent speaker on both a national and a statewide level on a broad array of health care issues. Meg was recently honored as a 2016 “Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O’Brien OP ’70 MA ‘94
Degree: 
Education, Instructional Technology
Retired:  Sinsinawa Dominicans

Margaret O'Brien taught elementary grades for 12 years and was elementary principal for 13 years in Wisconsin and Illinois. She was a professor in the School of Education at Edgewood College for 25 years.  She taught and supervised student teachers for 22 years and was an administrative assistant  for 3 years.

She serves on the Edgewood Campus School Board, volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and serves on various committees for Sinsinawa Dominicans.

nickLombardino

Nick Lombardino ’10 MBA ‘12
Degree: 
Business, Business Management
Employer:Farwell

Nick Lombardino is a versatile business and community leader with widespread marketing, operations and sales management experience. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, he has spent his professional career helping young organizations become more efficient, accountable and scalable. Nick is a member of the Leadership Team at Farwell, a Madison-based advisory firm that helps organizations successfully plan for and implement strategic change. Outside of Farwell, Nick is a Founding Member of: CultureConUSA, a nation-wide organization that connects humans to inspire positive change around organizational culture; Atlas Providers, a free platform that helps connect emerging companies with local, specialized startup service providers; and Madison Tech & Society Meetup, in partnership with Edgewood College, a Madison-based forum for individuals to discuss and explore how technology is impacting their lives and strategies for finding balance in the digital age.

Recent awards and accolades include: InBusiness ’40 Under 40’ (2016); Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges (2010); and Edgewood College School of Business Scholarship and Leadership Award (2010).

Outside of work (or during work), Nick is passionate about cribbage, soul music, lunch buffets and just about anything you’d find in a senior living community.

Carol Rosenstock

Carol Rosenstock '92, MBA '98
Degrees: 
Psychology/Sociology, MBA
Employer: Morgan Stanley  

Carol Rosenstock is a Financial Advisor for The Phelps Hamus Group at Morgan Stanley. Her role is to advise the team’s institutional retirement plan clients on investments and education for the plan sponsor and participants. Carol began her career in 1990 with previous roles including VP/Sales and Supervising Principal as well as Retirement Plan Consultant.

She is licensed in securities and insurance, and also has earned her FPS (Financial Planning Specialist) designation. In addition, she was named one of the NAPA’s (National Association of Plan Advisors) Top Women Advisors of 2015.

NAPA Net’s “Top Women Advisors of 2017,” December 19, 2017 as appearing in NAPA Net or www.NAPA-NET.org , is based on nominations by the NAPA members.  Nominees are asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practices.  A panel of judges reviewed the anonymized questionnaires and selected the women honored in three categories:  All Star, Captains, and Rising Stars.  The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisors’ future performance.  Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or its Financial Advisors paid a fee to NAPA-Net in exchange for the rating.  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, member SIPC 
CRC#2240662
9/2018

 

Enzo Ciarletta

Enzo Ciarletta '97
Degree: MBA
Employer: American Family Insurance 

Enzo Ciarletta is a Technology Solutions Delivery Leader at American Family Insurance, where he has worked since 2015. He has IT leadership experience in Telecommunications, Insurance, SaaS Service Provider, and Online Retail. Enzo has served as a Senior Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Application Architect, Project Manager, and Senior Technical Leader at companies including Performance Gateway, Shopbop.com/Amazon, CUNA Mutual Group, and TDS Telecom. 

A retired Marine Officer, Chief Warrant Officer-3 (CWO3) Enzo Ciarletta concluded a successful 20+ year career with the United States Marine Corps Reserve. The most recent position held was that of Data Communications Platoon Commander for Marine Wing Communications Squadron-48 while stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. Enzo received a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and holds an MBA from Edgewood College. He currently serves on the board of directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, Vice President of Westhaven Trails Home Owners Association and is a volunteer Firefighter for the City of Middleton.  

As an entrepreneur, Enzo Ciarletta Founded Reliable Property Management Inc. in 1992 where he focuses on providing high-quality single family homes, duplexes and apartment rentals in Madison. 

 

Bryan Meddings

Bryan Meddings '98
Degree: Accounting
Employer: Wipfli, Senior Manager, Trust and Fiduciary Services

As a senior manager with Wipfli, Bryan a senior manager focused on the trust and fiduciary practice within Wipfli LLP’s financial institutions practice. His vast experience includes trust operations and internal audit with a focus on personal trust administration, wealth management, brokerage services, investment management, and registered investment advisor compliance testing.

Prior to working at Wipfli, Bryan worked as an internal auditor for both a larger insurance company and a regional bank. He also worked as a trust accountant for a national bank. 

Hathaway Dilba

Hathaway Dilba '99
Degree:
Business
Employer: Ale Asylum, 
Co-Owner and Director of Promotions

Hathaway Dilba is Co-Owner and Director of Promotions at Ale Asylum, a Madison-based regional craft brewery. She manages Ale Asylum’s public relations, email marketing, website, social media program, philanthropic relationships, and enjoys landscaping their beer garden. Hathaway grew up in Southern California and moved to Madison to attend college in 1992. She earned an Associates Degree in Apparel Marketing at Madison College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Edgewood College. Hathaway is active in the community and enjoys her roll as Board Secretary of the Heartland Farm Sanctuary. 

Andrea Naef

Andrea Naef '02, MBA '06
Degree: 
Business/MBA
Employer: 
CUNA Mutual Group, Insurance Program Director

As the Insurance Program Director for the Commercial organization at CUNA Mutual Group, Andrea is responsible for driving optimization strategies for top 25 accounts.Key responsibilities include strategic planning priority and execution,  and driving business efficiencies through  partnership with peers in the organization. She joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2011 as a senior human resource partner. In 2014,  was promoted to Director, partnering  with Commercial, Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Naef held a leadership position in Human Resources  for five years at Royal Bank of Canada in the financial services industry in Minneapolis. Prior to RBC, she worked at VIASYS Healthcare in the medical industry in the areas of Human Resources and Human Resources Leadership.

 

Eric-Ballweg

Eric Ballweg '03, MBA '07
Degree: 
Accounting, Business and Economics/ MBA
Employer: 
Vogel Bros., Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

As Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Vogel Bros., Eric is accountable for the financial development and risk management operations of the company. Responsibilities include overseeing corporate financial management, strategic and tactical planning, budget planning, development and control, financial forecasting and planning, financial modeling, cash management, risk analysis, policy formation, information technology strategies and solutions, human resources and corporate tax planning.

Eric began his employment at Vogel Bros. as a laborer in the field while attending college. He spent four years with Smith and Gesteland, LLP as a Senior Associate, consulting on tax strategies, cost segregation studies, and special projects with a concentration in construction, real estate development, financial institutions, and school district audits. Upon receiving his MBA, he rejoined Vogel Bros. and has worked successfully in his current positions since.

Feldbruegge

Allison Feldbruegge ‘11
Degree: 
Business Finance
Employer: Bank of Sun Prairie

Allison is the AVP Business Solutions Specialist at the Bank of Sun Prairie. She works with Commercial Clients to establish their Treasury Management needs. Allison has been in banking for over 12 years and enjoys working with her clients. Her love for her community makes working at a community bank a perfect match for her.

Allison serves and volunteers on many different boards, including Madison4Kids, Waunakee Lioness, Sun Prairie Ambassadors, and founded Waunakee’s Women Involved Networking Group. In 2017, she was named Waunakee’s Young Professional of the Year and will be Waunakee’s next Rotary President in 2020.