Marty Preizler

Position title: Member, Board of Visitors, Since 2014, Former Board of Visitors Chair, Current Member of the Letters and Science Board of Visitors.


BS, 1966, Sociology, UW – Madison

MSW, 1970, Public Welfare Administration, U of Michigan – Ann Arbor

MA, 1986, Health Policy and Administration, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW – Madison

Marty says that his Sociology education has allowed him to better understand, appreciate and value people from diverse backgrounds and histories. He says that this enriched his professional experiences and contributed to his success.

Now retired, Marty has served for over forty years in executive positions in Wisconsin state government, managed care organizations, and higher education. He served as President and CEO of three health insurance companies in Madison, Portland and Minneapolis, including ten years leading Physicians Plus Insurance Corp. In his early career he directed the WI Medicaid program. From 2009-2014 he served as the Dean of the School of Business at Edgewood College.

At Edgewood he developed, coordinated and taught in the MBA in Health Systems Leadership Program, including courses in Organizational Effectiveness and Improvement. Health Systems Strategic Management, Principles of Health Insurance, and the MBA-HSL Capstone course.

Marty’s expertise is in leadership, strategy, process management and quality improvement. He served as a National Baldrige examiner and Wisconsin Forward Award judge. He has served on many community boards.

Marty and his wife, Lynn, live in Madison.