01 Oct Jacquelyn Fredrick, Daniel Bader named to UWM research board
Milwaukee, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation has named Jacquelyn Fredrick of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Daniel Bader of the Helen Bader Foundation as the new chair and vice chair of its Board of Directors.
Fredrick and Bader will take over for John Torinus, chairman of Serigraph, Inc., who served as the Research Foundation’s Founding Chairman. Torinus remains on the board.
The nonprofit UWM Research Foundation provides the mechanism for coupling the university’s research enterprise with the private sector in order to promote marketable ideas, increase UWM intellectual property and offer solutions for area business and industry.
“The Research Foundation is very fortunate to have assembled a group of leaders with expertise in research, technology, early-stage ventures and nonprofit management,” Brian Thompson, president of the Research Foundation, said in a release. “They play a vital role in UWM’s strategy to increase research and the university’s impact on the regional economy.”
Fredrick, a UWM alumnus, is president and CEO of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, a post she has held since 2001. She is the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s 62-year history.
Bader is president of the Helen Bader Foundation, which has awarded grants in support of a host of innovative programs in Wisconsin and Israel since 1992. Among its local interests are economic development programs to combat entrenched poverty.