Barbara Nick

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Trustee Barbara Nick as chair of the SWIB Board of Trustees to succeed Trustee David Stein, whose term will end in the second quarter of 2023. Gov. Evers also appointed Clyde Tinnen as the new vice chair, a position previously held by Trustee Nick. Trustee Stein will remain on the Board through the end of his term, which will facilitate a smooth transition and continue SWIB’s long-standing culture of strong governance and succession planning.

Nick was named to the Board in 2015 and was reappointed in 2021. She is the retired president and chief executive officer of La Crosse-based Dairyland Power Cooperative. She has over 40 years of experience in the electric and gas industry. Additionally, she has over 30 years of board service in energy, health care, and community. Nick is also the founder and CEO of Catto Enterprises, LLC, where she provides business and executive development services in the energy and manufacturing industries. 

Tinnen, who joined the Board in 2021, is a corporate partner in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP. He represents fund sponsors in connection with the formation and operation of private investment funds, investments, and securities law reporting and compliance. Tinnen also advises public corporations in Exchange Act reporting, and public and private corporations in negotiating and structuring complex business transactions.

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