I want kids here in Wisconsin to see role models of people who are succeeding, to know that it’s possible for African Americans to achieve great things here.
That’s exactly what our first two lists accomplished, and what we hope to continue with this year’s list.
It was important for us to expand the way we think about influence, and to highlight more of the people doing what it takes to improve their community.
That’s one reason this list is entirely new — we considered anyone named on previous lists to be ineligible for this one, even though most of them continue to wield considerable influence.
Recently named one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40, Lowe continues to use his skills to help others in his community through professional development.
is the lead administrator on affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues, as well as diversity and inclusion efforts at UW-Oshkosh.
This list is not, and was not intended to be, exhaustive.
It will, however, introduce you to some people you’ve never heard of who are doing great things in other parts of the state or simply working behind the scenes, doing the work without the accolades.
Daniels’ background includes leadership positions in both the public and private sectors as well as a range of industries including property and casualty insurance, entertainment and higher education.The camp has since been replicated all across the country, showing up on The Today Show and earning a national award from the Urban Libraries Council.Ford, a native of Detroit, also taught architecture at Madison College.Randy previously served as President of the Board of Directors and Interim Executive Director for the Milwaukee County Historical Society, where he oversaw the completion of a million dollar restoration and capital campaign, along with facilitating its designation as a Smithsonian affiliate.He also , affectionately known as Brother Heal the Hood, is a staple in the Milwaukee community as the founder of Heal the Hood, a community organization.