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Andy Ziegler

Banking and Finance
Board Member, co-Founder
Artisan Partners  |  Milwaukee
Erin Hills  |  Erin

Andy Ziegler co-founded Milwaukee-based institutional investment management firm Artisan Partners in 1994. He served as managing director and chief executive officer of Artisan from its founding through 2010. He served as chairman of the board of directors from 2011 to 2015, and remains a member of the firm’s board. Today, the firm’s revenues exceed $1.2 billion.

Prior to founding Artisan Partners, Ziegler was president and chief operating officer of Strong Capital Management and president of the Strong Funds.

In 2009, Ziegler purchased Erin Hills golf course in Washington County from its founder, Bob Lang, for $10.5 million. That same year, Erin Hills was awarded the 2017 U.S. Open, becoming the first course in Wisconsin to host the championship. Ziegler worked with the U.S. Golf Association to renovate the course in preparation for the event. Other tournaments hosted at Erin Hills have included the 2011 U.S. Amateur and the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. It is also scheduled to host the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. It has been named among America’s 100 Greatest Courses and America’s Greatest Public Courses. Shortly after purchasing the course, Ziegler banned golf carts, mandating that Erin Hills become a walking-only course.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

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