Zischke, Peter H. - from United States

ID: 25110
Organization: BOC
Country of meeting: Tarry Town in the year 2008

Began work for the Zischke Organization, his father's insurance and pension business, which then had offices in Chicago, Portland and San Francisco. His brother Jim also worked there, and together Pete and Jim transformed the Zischke Organization from primarily an insurance business into a pioneering, fee-based consulting firm specializing in pension planning and profit sharing plans, one of the first of its kind. The business grew steadily through the 1960s, and then expanded dramatically following the 1974 passage of the ERISA, the federal law governing pension plans. In 1982, The Zischke Organization merged with the Wyatt Company, a national pension firm, and Pete served on the Wyatt Board of Directors for several years, until his retirement in 1986. He was also active in the Western Pension & Benefits Council.

Pete was an active member of the Bohemian Club, where he served as Membership Chair, a Director, Treasurer, and President from 1999 to 2001. Even in later years, he made a special effort to attend the Summer Encampment at the Bohemian Grove for at least a few days, so he could enjoy camaraderie, songs and stories around the campfire. Pete also served on the Board of Regents of the University of the Pacific for 14 years, where he was on the capital campaign committee and leadership council. He is remembered there by the Zischke Conference Room in Hand Hall on the UOP Campus.


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