Richard A. Weiss, Esq
Richard A. Weiss has served on our board of trustees since August 2013.
Weiss retired as a partner from the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in June 2008 where he served as managing partner of the firm’s Washington D.C. office and as a member of the firm’s management committee. He concentrated his law practice in healthcare finance, representing hospital systems, medical practice groups and investment banks.
He is a former member of the board of directors and former board chair of Washington Hospital Center, the largest private hospital in Washington, D.C. Weiss is a current member of the board of directors and a member of the finances and audit committees of Aurora Health Care, the largest health care delivery system in Wisconsin, where he served two years as its board chairman. He was also a trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin and board chair of a private psychiatric hospital. In addition to his work in healthcare, Weiss worked in the sports industry where he represented the Washington Nationals in connection with its relocation to Washington, D.C., as well as the Green Bay Packers in the renovation of Lambeau Field, the Milwaukee Brewers in the development and financing of Miller Park, and Major League Baseball in the financing of new ballparks in San Diego and Miami.
Weiss graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School (magna cum laude, 1971), where he was Order of the Coif and on the editorial board of the Wisconsin Law Review. He also has a business degree from Northwestern University (B.S.B.A., with distinction, 1968). He is a board member and chair of the audit committee of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, a retired member of The Economic Club of Washington D.C. and a former board member and the general campaign chair for the United Way of the National Capital Area and a former member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. We determined Weiss should serve on our board of trustees because his healthcare industry, legal and financial experience.