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Dean's Advisory Council

Tom Howatt

Tom Howatt
Retired Chairman, President & CEO
Wausau Paper Corp

Tom Howatt retired as Chairman of the Board of Wausau Paper in April of 2014 after a 34 year association with the company, having served as President & Chief Executive Officer from 2000-2011 and as Chairman from 2012-2014.

 Mr. Howatt most recently served as the Chairman of the Board of the Badger Institute, a conservative think tank headquartered in Milwaukee, WI from 2013-2021. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Wisconsin Paper Council, President of the University of Stevens Point Paper Science Foundation, as well as on the board of directors of numerous business, civic and charitable organizations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Master of Science degree in Management, both from the School of Management at Purdue University.