PBTF Salutes Two Longtime National Board Directors
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation recently saluted two longtime national board directors, Rosemary Gullikson and Bob Henig, recognizing their nearly two decades of combined service. The PBTF also elected Karl Mueller, chief financial officer and senior vice president at Old Republic International Corp. in Chicago, treasurer.
Henig, founder and owner of Bob’s BMW Motorcycles in Jessup, MD, and a longtime supporter of the Baltimore-Washington Ride for Kids, joined the PBTF Board of Directors in 2008. Over the years, Henig used his many talents and generous spirit to support the PBTF’s mission of Care. Cure. Thrive. Henig raised half a million dollars to fund research and family support programs, chaired the search committee for a new President and CEO in 2012 to ensure the organization maintained strong leadership, and served as a national Ride for Kids adviser.
With over 35 years’ experience in the motorcycle business, Henig plans to continue to support the PBTF through its Ride for Kids program. He is also active in the Maryland Motorcycle Dealers Association, an Independent BMW Dealer Business Group, and has served on the Howard County Police Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Coalition.
Gullikson, an attorney and retired partner at Dentons LLP US in Chicago, co-founded the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation in memory of her late husband, Tim Gullikson. In 2008, the foundation chose to dissolve and transfer its assets to the PBTF’s college scholarship program, generously donating $750,000 to help brain tumor survivors thrive. Subsequently, Gullikson joined the PBTF Board of Directors to continue advocating for brain tumor patient and family support programs.
While serving on the board, Gullikson used her skills to provide guidance in reviewing and updating bylaws and other board matters, helped to recruit three new directors and secured thousands of dollars in pro bono legal support from Dentons.
"I would like to express our deepest gratitude to Rosemary and Bob. They have set a role model example for the rest of us in our ensuing years to follow," said Doug Porter, PBTF board vice chair, during a recent meeting with the Board of Directors.
Mueller brings 35 years of financial industry experience to the role of treasurer. Mueller formerly served on the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors in several capacities, including the office of President and the Chairman of the Budget and Allocations Committee.
The 12-member national board supports the PBTF’s work as the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to families facing a child’s brain tumor diagnosis. Visit www.curethekids.org/about-us to learn more.