Dewey was employed by A. Sturm & Sons, Inc. from 1971 to 2004 and was on the Board of Directors as part of the family who owned the company. Prior to assuming the Vice Presidency he held positions as Plant supervisor, Personal Director and Director of Operations.
Before coming to Sturm Foods Chairman Dewey spent 14 years as a history teacher and Guidance Counselor in Eau Claire, Berlin, and Neenah.
He received his BS Degree from University of Wisconsin, a BS in Education from UW Eau Claire and his Masters Degree in Pupil Personnel UW Oshkosh.
Dewey currently serves on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board in Waupaca, and is Chairman of the Wolf River Trail committee in Manawa. He has also served on the Wolf River Hospital Foundation Board in New London, Athletic Board in Neenah and spent 12 years on the City Council in Manawa.
As a member of Lions International he was a Wisconsin Lions Foundation Director for six years serving as President of the Foundation for one. He also was a District Governor of Lions District 27-B2 in Wisconsin and served as the Council Chairman.
He has coached football, basketball, and track. He started the gymnastic program at Neenah High School. Dewey is involved in many sport activities yet today with children at various levels and abilities.
John is a shareholder and president of John F. Suby & Associates, S.C. accounting firm.
John was Co-Founder and former Chairman of the Board Emeritus at Suby, Von Haden & Associates, S.C., a Madison accounting firm he started more than 35 years ago. During his tenure, the business grew into a group of nine companies, 450 employees, with annual billings of $47 million and seven offices in three states.
His firm is a dedicated team of financial professionals with one mission: effective financial management with an unmatched level of personal service. Whether for business or personal needs, the team can provide guidance utilizing accounting, tax; estate and investment strategies to help their clients’ money and their lives reach their full potential.
John received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 1961 from Spencerian College in Milwaukee. In 1972 John received his Certified Public Accountant credential.
John is a member of both the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. John is also the Vice Chairman of the Lutheran Social Services Foundation.
Tom King is retired from the U.S. Army Reserves. Self-Employed since 1970 as a real estate investor, Tom owns and manages rental properties in Madison, Stevens Point and Marshfield. He was a Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster, Past President Madison and Wisconsin Apartment Association and Past President Sherman Terrace Condominium Association in Madison. He and Lion Sandy moved to Oxford in 1991 and started their horse ranch. An Oxford Lion member since 1994 and Past President Tom also served as a Zone Chairman and as District Governor 27-B1 in 2003-2004. He is also a Past Supervisor and Chairman of the Town of Jackson in Adams County and was actively involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters from 1974-2008. Most recently, Tom served six years on the Lions Eye Bank Board just completing his term as President.
Mike Lisle is the owner of Mike Lisle & Associates, a small financial planning firm with a business emphasis on Estate Planning, Financial Planning and Charitable Gift Planning. The mission of Mike Lisle & Associates is to help people Create, Grow and Protect their estates with special emphasis on seniors in their planning goals and concerns.
Mike has grown in the Insurance and Financial Services Field for 24 years and holds his Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses as well as his life & health licenses. He holds a BSBA in Finance from University of Nebraska and is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College in PA. Continuing Education is not only required, but is vitally important to keep abreast of changes in the Financial services field. He has been a member of the Tri-State Estate Planning Council and Tri-State Gift Planning Council.
Mike became involved with Lions Pride when it was just in the development stages. He became involved because of a care and concern for the long term financial strength of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and the importance of having a substantial endowment fund that would provide needed funds for the many good things Lions do. Mike is the member of the Investment Committee and continues to have a zeal for the Campaign. He brings both investment skills and planned giving knowledge to the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, Inc.
Kevin McPherson is the Chief Financial Officer of Forte Research Systems, a clinical trial management software provider. Prior to joining Forte, he served as CFO at Venture Investors, a Madison-based venture capital firm. His previous experience includes serving as CFO at Authenitfy and Teach.com and in numerous finance and accounting positions at Hewlett-Packard and Arthur Andersen & Co. Kevin is a CPA with a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Madison West Lions Club and served for six years on the Board of UCP Dane County. Kevin’s daughter Kayla has attended Lions Camp five times.
Stan Carlson is a native of Chicago, Illinois where he attended the University of Chicago and the American School of Banking, majoring in Commercial Law and Finance. He received his post graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin school of Banking and Finance.
After serving in the US Armed forces for 8 years, he returned to the business of banking, serving as a Sr. Vice President and Trust Officer at two major Chicago Financial institutions. Stan then joined a major Financial Services Group and began his career as a Registered Financial Advisor, managing equity portfolios and currently holds the professional designations of CFA, MBA, ChFC and CLU.
Stan also served as a faculty member of the American Society of Financial Professionals in Oak Brook, Illinois and the Wisconsin Bankers Association School of Advanced Financial Services in Madison. He retired in 2001 after a successful career in the business.
Past District Governor Stan has been a Lion since 1968 and moved to Wisconsin in 1993 joining the Ogema Lions club that year. Lion Stan has held every club office and served as chairperson of several committees. He also served on the District C-2 Cabinet as Zone and Region chair, District Convention chair and District Governor in 2004- 2005. Lion Stan also served on the Lions Eye Bank of WiIsconsin Board and was elected President in 2008-2009. PDG Stan has received the 100% President award twice, two Appreciation Awards from Past Dist Governors, two International Presidents Appreciation Awards and the International President's Medal, the 2nd highest award in Lionism. PDG Stan is a Melvin Jones fellow and a Knight of Sight fellow.
In addition to his Lion activities, PDG Stan is an active member of American Legion Post #407 and has served as Adjutant and Post Commander twice. He has served on several boards including Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin Past President of the Parent Resource Center in Medford, Vice President of the Black River Industries Board in Medford and as Board Secretary of an Illinois Banking Institution.
PDG Stan is married (50 years) to his college sweetheart Liz and they have two children and four grandchildren.
Gary Stewart is a retired managing partner of Stewart Financial Associates: a small firm specializing in financial services for individuals and small businesses. Prior to going into private practice, he was employed in industry as an Accounting Manager. Gary has more than 30 years of accounting and tax management experience.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and a holds a Business Degree from UW-Parkside.
Gary has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations and as a member of several local government committees. He was instrumental in the establishment of a Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District in Muskego.
Gary is a Past District Governor and currently is a Wisconsin Lions Foundation Director representing the Lions of District 27 A-1
Regarding his involvement with the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, Inc. Gary said, “I'm committed to the Lions Pride Campaign because of quality and involvement. The Wisconsin Lions Camp is a quality operation; it is a model for camps. There are few opportunities in life where my involvement will have a greater impact on the lives of children with special needs.”
Rodney "Rod " Rommel has a long history of being a part of Foundations and Trust Funds having served as a board member of such organizations as the 7th Farm Credit District Trust Committee, and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Rod is currently serving as a director on The Wisconsin Lions Foundation and the St. Croix Valley Foundation. He is the retired CEO of Farm Credit Services of Northwest Wisconsin, a Cooperative Financial Services Company serving rural America.
Rod is the representative of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Board for the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, Inc. He is a Past District Governor for Lions International and has been active in state, district and club Lion activities. He is a Lions International Melvin Jones Fellow, a Birch Sturm Fellow as well as a recipient of the Wisconsin Eye Bank Knight of Sight Award. Rod is active in several community organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business as well as a Masters in Business Administration.
In 2000 he was acknowledged as an Outstanding Agriculturalist by the UW-River Falls Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Rod also has experience in county government serving six years on the Pierce County Board of Supervisors. Committee assignments included finance and personnel.
Rod and his wife Judy, a retired UW-Stout Family Living Professor, live in River Falls Wisconsin.
Larry Braunschweig was a former M& I Bank Officer, prior to transferring to the insurance industry as a health and benefit specialist, he retired in 2010. He currently works part-time as a Loss Control Specialist for a local mutual insurance company. Larry has been an active member of the Watertown Lions Club for twenty three years holding numerous positions on the club and district level. He is currently serving as District Governor for District 27-A2. A long time Watertown resident, he also does volunteer work for his local community. Larry’s goal as a Pride Representative is to communicate information to the Council of Governors and the Lions of Wisconsin for a better understanding of the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, Inc.