Weish4Ever's Board of Directors

Meet: Brian Barkowski

Paying It Forward Daily

Brian Barkowski, Operations Manager

Why Weish4Ever?
Some students stand out.  No one stood out like Andrew Weishar.  He was always so happy and willing to give of himself. Even at such a young age, Andrew knew how to treat others. I had the opportunity to coach Andrew sophomore year baseball at Brother Rice. What I remember most, other than that smile, was his willingness to do whatever was best for the team. Throughout the next few years I was able to connect with the Weishar family while at Brother Rice as I also became one of Danny’s teachers.  I am truly honored to have been asked to be on the Board of Directors and pay it forward for Andrew.  

About Me
I attended St. Norbert College in Green Bay, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  Upon graduation, I worked for the Beloit Snappers, Class A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, in sales, food and beverage, merchandising and finally as the General Manager.  I then returned to my alma mater, Brother Rice High School, to take on the role of Development Director. During this time, I enrolled in Saint Xavier University’s dual Master’s program where I earned a Master in Applied Computer Science and an MBA. Shifting roles, I  took over the school’s marketing program as the Marketing Director and completed my tenure as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Currently I am co-owner and Vice President of Residential Lending for The Ironbank Mortgage Group, headquartered in Downers Grove.  Additionally, I founded the Mrs. B Foundation in honor of my mother, Eileen Barkowski. I also volunteer as the Vice Chair for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors Affiliate Committee.

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