MILWAUKEE – Four new members were elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees this week.
“These four individuals represent a diverse group of Marquette alumni,” said Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. “With their unique backgrounds, talents and experiences, they will bring valuable perspectives to Marquette's board of trustees. I look forward to their leadership as we plan for the future of Marquette.”
Alfred C. McGuire, a 1973 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, is a retired senior vice president of Fidelity Investments, where he worked in a variety of leadership roles focusing on sales from 1989 to 2004 in Boston. He previously served as senior vice president at Smith Barney and began his professional career with Marine National Exchange Bank in Milwaukee in 1975.
At Marquette, he received the Robert L. and William P. McCahill Award in 1973. The award is presented annually to the Marquette senior athlete from the previous year who has demonstrated the highest performance in scholarship, leadership and athletics.
McGuire provided color commentary for Marquette men’s basketball games on radio and television between 1975 and 1983. He served as chair of the search committee that hired Marquette’s vice president and director of athletics in 2011, and has been involved in a variety of civic and charitable activities focusing on youth, athletics and coaching.
Dr. Janis M. Orlowski graduated from Marquette’s College of Engineering with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering in 1978. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1982. Her residency, a term as chief resident and a fellowship in nephrology were completed at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.
Orlowski is currently senior vice president and chief medical officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. The MedStar Health system includes nine hospitals and more than 100 clinics in the Baltimore-Washington region. The Hospital Center is one of the 20 largest hospitals in the United States, and is recognized for its cardiac care, burn, trauma, transplantation and cancer care. Orlowski oversees the medical staff, clinical care, quality, patient safety, medical risk, perioperative services, ambulatory care and the medical education programs.
Most recently, Orlowski chaired the national committee at the United Network for Organ Sharing on transplant policy. Orlowski currently serves as chair of the D.C. Board of Medicine, vice chair of the board of Catholic Charities of Washington and is also on the board of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill.
James M. Weiss, a 1968 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, is the president of Weiss Capital Management Inc., which provides investment management services to individuals, trusts, estates and corporations. Weiss served in the U.S. Army until mid-1970, including a 15-month tour of duty in Korea. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 before joining the investment counseling firm of Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago where he worked until 1992. He then became president of IDS Equity Advisors, Minneapolis. In 1995 he moved to State Street Research and Management, Boston, where he became chief investment officer–equities until late 2002 when he left to establish Weiss Capital Management.
Weiss received the National Alumni Service Award in 1995. He presently serves on the College of Business Administration Dean’s Council of Excellence.
Thomas H. Werner, a 1986 graduate of the College of Engineering, has served as SunPower Corporation’s chief executive officer and as a member of the SunPower board of directors since June 2003. SunPower is a publicly traded corporation that delivers the highest-efficiency solar cells and solar panels, and the most advanced solar energy systems. Prior to joining SunPower, he held the position of chief executive officer of Silicon Light Machines Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Previously, Werner was vice president and general manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company. He has also held a number of executive management positions at Oak Industries Inc., and General Electric Co.
Werner currently serves as a board member of Cree Inc. and Silver Spring Networks. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette, Werner holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.
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