Jeffrey T. Cummisford '73
2009 P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll
It is often said students who are active on campus during their collegiate tenure tend to be more connected to their alma mater after graduation—and that notion is true for alumnus Jeff Cummisford '73. He was a member of Student Senate, played football and served as president for his fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon, while carrying a double major in business administration and economics. After graduation in 1973, Cummisford became successful in the lending and mortgage financing sector at several local bank companies. He currently is the vice president and mortgage field manager for Johnson Bank.
Married to Carroll alumna, Lynn (Tonjes) Cummisford '73, Jeff has served the Carroll community in several capacities. He served on the Alumni Council, was treasurer for the Trailblazers Booster Club for 12 years and is a regular participant in the annual Pioneer Golf Classic. He was inducted into the Carroll Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2003, serving as secretary of the board since 2006.
The Cummisfords are members of the Old Main Society and the prestigious John Adams Savage Society giving clubs, and previously served as Annual Fund chairs. Jeff was part of the Waukesha Area Alumni/Friends Team for the Gateway Campaign and was instrumental in establishing the Old Main Society in the 1980s. Cummisford has also supported students by offering business internship opportunities and has been very active in the growth of the business department.
In addition to his Carroll activities, Cummisford is a member of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Area Chamber of Commerce, the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Roundtable. He was the president of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association in 1995 and 1996. He also served on the Freddie Mac Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Advisory Council, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and Wisconsin Mortgage Brokers Association.
Jeff’s tenure on the Carroll Board of Trustees concluded in 2012. He currently is a member of the President’s Advisory Council. Jeff and Lynn live in Waukesha, Wis., and have two adult children, Kevin and Krista.