The Office of Corporate Relations & Economic Engagement is responsible for advancing the UW System’s mission through business and economic-related stakeholder engagement.
Associate Vice President of Corporate Relations & Economic Engagement
1746 Van Hise Hall 1220 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53706 Telephone: (608) 262-3905 email@example.com
About David Brukardt
As Associate Vice President of Corporate Relations & Economic Engagement, David Brukardt leads University of Wisconsin System efforts to connect UW faculty and staff talent, innovative spirit, and entrepreneurial energy with Wisconsin businesses in order to foster job growth and to build better communities. Brukardt serves in a joint appointment with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). In 2013, Brukardt was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment. He has more than 20 years of public affairs experience with global organizations and entrepreneurial startups in Wisconsin and in Washington State. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Investor and Corporate Relations for Sterling Financial Corporation in Spokane, Washington. While in the Pacific Northwest, he was chair of the Association of Washington Business (AWB), the state’s chamber of commerce. He also served three terms on the board of the Spokane International Airport, for which he led business development missions to Japan, South Korea, and China. Brukardt earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree from Marquette University. He is a graduate from the ABA National Banking School in Fairfield, Connecticut, and is a fourth-generation Wisconsin native.