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Board of Advisors

Meet our team of advisors:

Daniel Rashke
Chief Executive Officer

Daniel N. Rashke is Chief Executive Officer and owner of TASC. Employed in the tax-advantaged employee benefits field since 1983, Dan is proficient in the tax, insurance, and investment arenas. Dan served as the 2015 Campaign Chair of the United Way of Dane County, is currently a member of the Board of Directors for State Bank of Cross Plains, Wisconsin. He has also served on American Family Children’s Hospital Development Partners Advisor Board and the Meriter Hospital and Meriter Health Services Board of Directors.

Dan is very active in operations, development, marketing, and sales at TASC. More than 65,000 Clients participate in TASC’s comprehensive administration of benefits account management (FSA, HRA, HSA), compliance administration (ERISA, ACA Employer Reporting, Non-Discrimination, etc.), and seperation services administration (COBRA, FMLA, Retiree Billing).

Under Dan’s direction TASC continues to grow by providing innovative solutions that protect the bottom line and ensure peace of mind for those it serves.

Steve Cretney

Steve Cretney is the VP and CIO for Colony Brands, a family of direct to consumer brands located in Monroe, WI. Steve has over 25 years of IT experience with an innate ability to lead technology organizations and deliver business results. Prior to joining Colony Brands, Steve led the global information technology concerns for Lands’ End.

Steve formerly served as President of TASC and Vice President of Business Technology Services. He managed a growing team of technology professionals to ensure the organization’s web application and internal systems were dependable, secure, and robust enough to serve TASC’s Clients and Participants.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is active with the University of Wisconsin MBA program, serves as a Board of Advisors member for the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, as co-chair for CIO UW E-business Consortium, and as mentor for MBA students. Steve co-chairs the Wisconsin Technology Network Fusion Conference.

 

Lori Cross

Lori Cross is President and Founder of Mind Span Consulting, a firm that specializes in strategy formulation, execution, and leadership development. In addition, Lori is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, where she teaches in the Executive MBA program. Lori has served as President of several Madison-based medical technology firms, including VIASYS NeuroCare (Nicolet), GE Datex-Ohmeda, and Nexstim, Inc. She currently serves on numerous diverse public and private corporate boards, serving a wide range of industries – including Wall Family Enterprises, Electronic and Ahlstrom.

Lori has Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), along with an MBA in International Marketing. She has over 30 years of experience working with large global firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, and corporate renewals, specializing in agile strategy and lean start-up methodologies. She is a member of TEMPO, the National Association of Corporate Directors and recently received her Professional Online Education Certificate from University of Wisconsin- Madison.

 

Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes is a shareholder of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and is the leader of the firm's Human Resources Law Practice Group. Bill has more than 20 years of experience representing employers, including advising and defending employers in connection with employment discrimination matters, terminations, retaliation claims, sexual harassment claims, allegations of failure to accommodate a disability, wage claims, and alleged violations of many other employment related statutes.

Bill also has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, arbitrating and litigating executive employment agreements, severance agreements, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements and other agreements providing for the protection of employers’ customer relationships, confidential information and intellectual property.

Bill has degrees from George Washington University, Marquette University Law School, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law - Management (2014-2016) and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.

 

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for Johnson Bank, a part of Johnson Financial Group, a privately held, full service financial services company, based in Racine, Wisconsin. Eric has many years of experience with Commercial, Small Business, and Consumer Lending, Commercial Banking Loans, Lines of Credit, Credit Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

He also has extensive experience in problem solving and quick decision‐making, effective communication, peer relations, and general business knowledge.

Eric has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and a Graduate degree from the School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a Past President of East Side Rotary Club and the Past Board President for First Tee of Madison (a non‐profit group working to bring golf to disadvantaged youth), and is also involved in Heart Association and the Heart Walk of Madison.

 

Nick Meriggioli

Nick is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnsonville Sausage and a Key Advisor to Bad Donkey Social, LLC, a social media start-up focusing on Enriched Text Content (ETC), recently releasing their first app, buzzMSG. Since 1987, Nick enjoyed a long career in the food industry working for Oscar Meyer and Kraft Foods eventually rising to the position of Executive Vice President of the Kraft Foods Group. 

His major areas of expertise include strategic risk management, product strategy, change management, organizational work designs, sales distribution experience, marketing, customer insight, leadership, and cross-functional team development.

Nick is an active member of the American Meat Institute – Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the United Way of Dane County Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago.

 

Patti Rashke

Patti Rashke is a non-operating owner at TASC. With more than 15 years of experience in the accounting field, she has held positions at M&I Bank and Meriter Health Services, both in Madison. As Budget Manager of Meriter Hospital, she assisted in long-term strategic financial planning and was responsible for the annual operational budget and for cost analysis of business operations and labor contracts.

Patti currently concentrates on entities within Rashke Holdings, including the Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation.

Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the CPA designation. She serves on the Board of Directors for Generations Fertility Care, a collaboration between UW-Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter, and as Treasurer of the Board of Directors at Gilda’s Club-Madison, a cancer support community.

 

Fred Robertson, MD

Fred spent more than a dozen years as a practicing anesthesiologist before becoming the President and CEO of GE Marquette Medical Systems. After this post, he served as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, then as President and CEO of TomoTherapy Inc. in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Since retiring from TomoTherapy, Fred has been a member of and now serves as Board Chairman for the Morgridge Institute for Research Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, currently as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, whose primary functions are to oversee matters of corporate governance and to recommend prospective candidates for nomination to the Board.

Fred earned his medical degree from and is a faculty member with the Department of Anesthesiology at UW–Madison’s School of Medicine & Public Health. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and also holds an MBA from San Diego State University.

 

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