Page 15 - WMC 2022 Annual Report
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Robert “Bert” Garvin, Trustee since 2018
Bert Garvin is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for WEC Energy Group. He has overall responsibility for the company’s legislative and regulatory affairs at the federal, state and local levels. Bert served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and is an Iraq war veteran. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
George J. Gaspar, Trustee since 1990
George Gaspar is the longest serving member of the WMC Board and its former chairman from 2002-2013. For almost 50 years, he worked as a financial and research analyst and was named a four-time Wall Street Journal “All Star Analyst.” George was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and received the Army Commendation Medal.
WMC Motivation: Making certain our veterans know how important their military service was for our country.
Jeffrey Marks, Trustee since 2019
Jeff Marks is the Senior Director of Installation Transformation for Johnson Controls, Building Systems North America. He is a U.S. Army veteran, who retired as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major in 2014. He is a graduate of U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas; and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mr. Marks is affiliated with numerous veterans organizations including the American Legion, VFW, U.S. Cavalry & Armor Association, and the 32nd Red Arrow Veterans Association.
Michael B. Koszuta, Trustee since 2018
Mike Koszuta served 30 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Command Sergeant Major. Mike’s years of service to our country and community started as a law enforcement officer for Waukesha and Milwaukee Police Departments. He then enlisted with the U.S. Coast Guard, eventually transferring to the U.S Army. He served in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. WMC Motivation: The people I served with during peace and war made me a better soldier, husband, and father. My mission is to tell their stories.
Co Nguyen, Trustee since 2021
Co Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese American who immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger brother after the fall of Saigon, which he witnessed from a ship as his family escaped. Co was the fourth Vietnamese American ever selected for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Co was Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger qualified. As a battery executive officer, Co deployed with his unit to Panama in support of operation Just Cause. As a detachment commander, Co led his detachment in joint task force deployments from Alaska to Mexico. Co is currently the head of quality for Rockwell Automation. Co and his family have lived and worked in Brazil, Hong Kong/China, and Singapore.
Ray Pasbrig, Trustee since 2022
Ray Pasbrig is a Vietnam veteran with decades of service to veteran organizations. Ray enlisted in the U.S. Marines under the “buddy system” in 1968. That meant he was guaranteed boot camp as a group with his three high school friends. He served in Vietnam from 1969-1970. As a veteran, Ray worked his way up through numerous leadership positions with the American Legion, Legion Riders and Wisconsin Forty & Eight.
John Weishan, Jr., Trustee since 2013
John Weishan, Jr. is one of the longest serving members of the WMC Board. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and deployed to Japan twice and the Philippine Islands for training exercises. John served on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for the 16th District from 2000 to 2022.
Christine Westrich, Trustee since 2019
Christine Westrich graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served 11 years as a Marine back-seater in the F/A-18D Hornet with additional tours at the White House Military Office and within the Intelligence Community. She is now a professional artist working with hand embroidery, oil paint, and the occasional digital design.
WMC Fun Fact: War Memorial Center architect Eero Saarinen is also the industrial designer behind the modernist Tulip Chair and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

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