UW Medical Foundation Board of Directors: George Kamperschroer
George R. Kamperschroer is a lifelong Madison resident, and received both his BA in Political Science and his Law Degree from UW - Madison. George is also a CPA.
George served ten years on the Board of Directors of UnityPoint - Meriter and its affiliates, including a term as Board Chair when the Affiliation Agreement between UW Health, UnityPoint, and Meriter was negotiated. George’s ten-year term ended on June 30, 2019. In addition, he was appointed by the Meriter Board to be its liaison with UW Hospital, and served two years in that role until his term on the Meriter board ended.
George recently retired from his leadership position with the business law firm of Neider & Boucher, SC, where he practiced in the area of business formation and business transactions. He joined the firm as a partner in 2002, serving as Managing Partner during his entire tenure. George is currently Of Counsel with the firm.
George started his legal career with the Boardman Law Firm, and spent 17 years there, including 13 as a partner and several years in management roles. While with the Boardman Law Firm in 1986, George established and represented Physicians Plus Medical Group (acquired by UWMF in 1998) and Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation (recently merged into Quartz).
From 1992 to 2001, George tried his hand at various business positions, including being Vice President for Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Nelson Industries in Stoughton, and CEO of Great Wolf Lodge Co. In 2002 he felt the need to return to helping small and family owned businesses navigate the difficulties of buying other businesses or selling their own business and began practicing law with Neider & Boucher.
In addition to his roles on the UnityPoint - Meriter Boards, George also was one of the two Meriter directors named to the Board of Directors of the UnityPoint - Health System when Meriter affiliated with UnityPoint in 2014. He served on the UnityPoint board for two years until he became no longer eligible upon becoming Chair of the Meriter Boards.
In addition to his service on the Meriter and UnityPoint boards, George has always been active on community boards. He served on the Madison Police and Fire Commission for nine years, including two stints as President. He served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, where his ten years of service included a two-year term as Chair and an additional two years as Co -Chair of the organization’s recent capital campaign. George spent six years on the Board of Directors of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, including four years as Secretary, as well as three years on the board of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Earlier in his career, he was active in the State Bar of Wisconsin, and both the Wisconsin and the American CPA Associations. His activity in the AICPA included several years on the Board of Examiners where he was a member of, and chaired, the subcommittee responsible for the Law Section of the CPA exam.
One of the highlights of his early community involvement was being on the board of the directors of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in the mid-1980s when the orchestra started its very successful summer concert series known as the Concerts on the Square.
George lives in Madison with his wife, Julie.