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Diane Ballweg

Diane Endres-Ballweg


Education History:

1971 – Graduate of Edgewood High School, Madison, WI

1975 – B.S. Degree from Edgewood College in Special Education, minor in math

1985 – B.A. Degree from UW-Madison in Music Education

2007 – M.A. Degree from Edgewood College in Education Administration

2013 – Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Member of the Harvard 2021 ALI Cohort – Advanced Leadership Initiative, now in its 14th year.   With 1,000 applicants from around the world, only 50 are selected each year to dive into deep discussions about critical needs, world issues, global warming, mental and physical health efforts, racial and gender equity, economic and government ethics and leadership and so much more!  Diane Ballweg was in a cohort with people from 13 other countries and 11 different states, and the year was one of unique opportunity and growth!

Aviation History:

1995 – Earned Private Pilot License at Morey Airport in Middleton, WI

1997 – Earned Instrument Rating at Middleton, WI

2000 – Earned Complex and High Performance Aircraft Rating, Madison, WI

2006 – Earned Advanced Ground School Instructor License, Madison, WI

Employment History:

1975-78  –Special Ed teacher at Oregon Middle School, Oregon, WI

1978-79 – K-8 Music and 7-8 teacher at St. Mary of the Lake School, Waunakee, WI

1980-2000 – Owner and teacher at The Perfect Octave Music Studio, pre-K to adult

1985-86 – Music teacher at Midvale Elementary School, Madison, WI

1992-95 – Music teacher at Little Red Preschool for Middleton, WI and Cross Plains, WI

2000-present – Founder & Instructor of Aviation Program at Edgewood High School grades 11-12, Madison, WI

Civic and Professional Commitments: (present commitments only)

State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors 

Madison Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Advisory Board

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board

UW-Madison School of Music Board of Visitors

The National Arts Board from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Edgewood College Advisory Board 

Women Moving Millions National Association Member

IWF – International Women’s Foundation

Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Board and Public Policy Committee

Women in Aviation International Scholarship Team

UW-Madison Family Business Center

EAA Young Eagle Flight Leader

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation President and Company Board Member

Hobbies and Interests:

Traveling and Biking – have been to all 7 continents and swum in all 4 oceans

Music and Flying       Reading and Writing     Cooking and Entertaining

Ken Ballweg


Education History:

1964 Waunakee High School Graduate

1968 UW-Madison Graduate with Degree in History

Employment History:

1965 to present – Endres Mfg. Company (celebrating over 50 years of employment)

Became President of Endres in 1990

Civic and Professional Commitments: (present commitments only)

Waunakee Rotary member

Waunakee Community Foundation

Wauktoberfest Committee

Steel Plus Board Member


Hobbies and Interests:

Bowling, Golfing, Card Playing, Reading

Sam Ballweg


Education History:

1997 Graduate of Edgewood High School

2001 Graduate of Boston College with Degree in Finance and Theology

Employment History:

Bain & Company

Massachusetts Department of Telecom & Energy

McCormick Construction

Endres Manufacturing Company

Civic and Professional Commitments: (present commitments only)

Waunakee Village Board Trustee

State Bank of Cross Plains Director

Edgewood High School Trustee

Camp Gray Board Treasurer

Young Presidents Organization

Leadership Greater Madison

Wauktoberfest Committee

Hobbies and Interests:

Running & Triathlon – Boston Marathon (4 times) and Madison Ironman

Chasing his three kids (they’re real kids…not goats!)

Mike Bush

VP of Manufacturing

Kevin Haldeman

VP of Operations

Jeff McCurry

VP of Purchasing and Modular