ON-Lion Letter
The following letter was sent by Dennis J. Kuester, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, on June 23, 2016:

Dear Friend of the Bradley Foundation:

Last fall, we reported on the pending retirement of our president and chief executive officer, Michael Grebe, as well as our plan to conduct a national search to identify his successor.  We are pleased to inform you that our new president and chief executive officer, as of July 18, will be Richard Graber.

Rick Graber has been a member of the Bradley Foundation's board of directors for the past three years, and he is fully dedicated to Bradley's mission, which is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it; promoting limited, competent government; supporting a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual and cultural activity; and vigorously defending American ideas and institutions at home and abroad.

Rick is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and received his law degree from Boston University.  He practiced law in Milwaukee with the firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Duren, where he was a partner for almost twenty years and served as the firm's president and chief executive officer.  He served as the United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic during 2006-2009, where he organized and managed efforts on behalf of the United States to locate a missile defense facility in the Czech Republic.  Since 2010 he has served in executive positions with Honeywell International in Brussels and Washington, D.C., most recently as the Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations.

In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Bradley Foundation, Rick has also been a director of another large private, conservative foundation, the Kern Family Foundation.  He is a member of the Wake Forest University Law School Board of Visitors.  He is a former State Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin; member of the Republican National Committee; and Director and Vice Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.  He is a former member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; Trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin; Co-Chairman of the Milwaukee United Way campaign; and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.  Rick is married to Alex; they have two sons, Scott and Erik.

We are delighted that Rick Graber is taking on this important position and we know that you will look forward to meeting and working with him.

Very truly yours,

Dennis J. Kuester
Chairman of the Board
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