Marquette University’s Board of Trustees elected two new members at its December 2023 meeting. The new trustees are Julie Creamer, president of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, and Kevin Frisinger, vice president and senior investment consultant for Robert W. Baird & Co.
Marquette trustees serve for three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve for a maximum of 12 years; they are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.
Julie Creamer is president of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas. The system’s integrated delivery network includes Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform, MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, as well as an array of virtual and in-home services.
In her role, Creamer ensures Baylor Scott & White delivers care that exceeds customer expectations by advancing operational excellence. She is accountable for system operations, information technology and joint ventures.
An experienced executive, Creamer joined Baylor Scott & White from Northwestern Medicine, where she served on the health system’s executive team for 25 years. Most recently, while providing oversight to two of the health system’s regions, she served as president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital — the health system’s anchor research hospital — and president of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. In prior roles, she served as senior vice president and chief transformation executive, vice president of operations and quality, and chief nurse executive. She began her career 40 years ago as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit.
Creamer holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marquette University.
Kevin Frisinger is vice president and senior investment consultant for Robert W. Baird & Co., an international financial services firm headquartered in Milwaukee. He serves in the Private Wealth Management division, advising families across generations on all aspects of wealth creation, protection and transfer strategies. Before joining Baird in 1999, he directed the investment portfolio of a family-owned Midwestern retailer. He began his career in banking with the Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
Frisinger, his wife, Sheila, and another family co-founded Journey21, a southeastern Wisconsin nonprofit dedicated to providing safe, supportive and enriching living and learning options for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. He also serves as a Wisconsin director for the Evans Scholars Foundation.
A 1985 Marquette University alumnus, Frisinger is a member of the Marquette University President’s Society and the Archbishop Henni Founders Society. He and Sheila have two sons and are lifelong Wisconsin residents. They are also currently serving as co-chairs of the President’s Advisory Council at Marquette.