William Laakso '84William portrait

Green Bay, WI

Bill is a native of the U.P. having been born and raised in Escanaba. He and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for 34 years and have two great kids, Maria and Sam. Maria is currently a fourth-generation NMU student. Bill has lived in Green Bay for almost 25 years, enjoying a great career in executive leadership, human resources, and behavioral health. 

"My family has deep connections to the U.P. and N.M.U. The University has been such a positive force in my family's life that I feel it is only right that I offer to serve and give back. I'm retired and will have time and energy to devote to board service. My background in HR, psychology, and corporate communications may provide some relevant experiences to help support NMU's cause."