Get to Know DWOS All-Star: Paul Kardish

I was born in California but raised in Philadelphia (FLY EAGLES FLY!) as the middle of seven kids.  My mom, Pat, was probably the best cheerleader in the world and I wish she was here to see whatever it is I do on February 24th!  I have been married to my best friend who just also happens to be a wonderful person and mom, Lisa, for 10 years.  I could not have chosen a better partner in crime to go through life with than Lisa!   In my mind, there is no better person for me than her and she is the love of my life.   Lisa and I have an amazing son, Hudson, who is 7 and makes us real proud every single day.  I am very fortunate and proud to have such an absolute spectacular family!  I can only hope one day I am able to repay my family, especially Lisa, for their belief in me.

Currently, I am General Counsel at Schneider and have been there for the last 4+ years.  Schneider has been a very rewarding professional experience where I don’t think I ever worked as hard but also never had as much fun/laughed so hard as I ever had in a job.  Schneider is a remarkable company with phenomenal leaders and I am very lucky to be a part of such a great team.

I have been very fortunate to serve our country as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost six years.  It was with the FBI incidentally that I had my first exposure to the Red Cross – I was working a bank robbery/bombing crime scene and the Red Cross services van and emergency services team stayed with us the entire time we processed the crime scene – almost 24 hours!

I am a very proud alumnus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA which had great success in this year’s NCAA March Madness finishing runner-up!

I am very fortunate to serve as a member of the board of the American Red Cross for Northeast Wisconsin – Greatest American Red Cross Chapter in the U.S.  The members of the board, led by Steve Hansen and Pat Exarhos, are some of the best in the business and our Chapter is in great hands!  Can’t thank all the Red Cross volunteers enough for all they do…they are truly unsung heroes!

I decided to take part in DWOS All-Stars to help maximize donations on behalf of the greatest Red Cross chapter in the US!  Also, it is just something I would never do…so why not embarrass yourself for a good cause!

American Red Cross Announces Dancing with our Stars 2014 Participants

The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Tuesday night at a kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods.  The 11 community members competing to raise the most funds to support local Red Cross efforts are:

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2014 Dancing with Our Stars:
L-R: Rick Beverstein, Deb DeLeers, Brian Bartel, Mike Spurlock, Stacy Struck, Jody Weyers, Susie Beverstein, Jim Rivett, Tammy Elliot, Tracy Stansbury Lemsky, and Chris Lofgren.

 

Brian Bartel – Dad/Inventor

Rick & Susie Beverstein – Senior Vice President, AON (Rick)

Deb DeLeers – Attorney, Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Tammy Elliott – Morning News Anchor, WBAY-TV 2

Tracy Lemsky – Senior Vice President, Private Banking Group Manager, Associated Bank

Chris Lofgren – President/CEO, Schneider National

Jim Rivett – President, Arketype

Mike Spurlock – Partner, Spurlock, Runyan, Miller & Assoc., C.P.A.s

Stacy Struck – Regional Manager, Jack’s Maintenance

Jody Weyers – Director, Volunteer & Communications at American Red Cross

They will now spend the next four months learning two ballroom dances which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2014, presented by the Schneider National Foundation. That event will take place Saturday, February 15th at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its sixth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made now at this website:

http://crowdrise.com/DWOSNEW/

The person who raises the most money between now and the end of the event will be awarded the coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs.

DanceSport of Green Bay, J. Powell Dance Studio of Green Bay, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay and TC Dance Club of Appleton are the participating dance partner studios for the event.

Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Dancing with our Stars website: http://crowdrise.com/DWOSNEW/

Dancing with our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NEWRedCross

Twitter: @NEWRedCross (#DWOS to join the conversation!)

Northeast WI American Red Cross Website: http://redcross.org/newisconsin

The Schneider National Foundation, Arketype, Associated Bank, Bay Industries, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packaging, Inc., the Green Bay Packers, Jack’s Maintenance, WBAY-TV, WIXX and the Green Bay Press-Gazette are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2014.

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