Tim Parker

President and CEO

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

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In his role as President/CEO of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Tim continues his lifelong commitment to “Do Well and Do Good,” strengthening lives and communities through his work. Tim began serving the Wausau-based Foundation in October 2020, leading the charge to make the region a more vibrant and vital community. Tim oversees the stewardship of over $85 million in assets and mobilizes people, passion, and resources for maximal impact.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tim was a recognized leader in venture capital, angel investment, the start-up community, and private corporations. As the second president of Grand Angels in November 2016, Tim expanded the organization, becoming Michigan’s first statewide investor network – the Michigan Capital Network. MCN includes four angel groups – Grand Angels, Ka-Zoo Angels, Woodward Angels, and Flint Angels. Before MCN, Tim founded a global exporting company focused on increasing exports from Michigan to consumers across Asia.

For the past three years, Tim has been listed on both the Detroit 500 – Most Powerful Business Leaders in Detroit and the Grand Rapids 200 – Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan. He also holds 13 U.S. patents. Fueling his passion for improving lives and supporting communities, Tim serves on several boards, including the Center for American Entrepreneurship, ACRE AgTech Business Accelerator (chairperson), and Campus Partners 1.

Tim holds a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Administration and an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University. Tim is driven by his focus on faith, family, friends, finance, fun, and fabulous food.