BizTimes Bubbler Executive of the Week

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:51 am

Laurie Winters, director of exhibitions at Milwaukee Art Museum

Name: Laurie Winters
Title: director of exhibitions
Company: Milwaukee Art Museum
Company address: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, 53202
Company web site: 
Industry: arts and entertainment
Education: “BA, in French and Art History, University of Toledo; MA in Art History, University of Michigan; PhD (ABD) in Art History, University of Michigan; currently completing an MBA, Alverno College”
Family:  “Husband, Brian Winters, Attorney, Quarles & Brady, LLP”
Hobbies and Interests: “Travel; old house repair”
Favorite book and/or movie: Favorite book: “‘The One-to-One Manager: Real World Lessons in Customer Relationship Management’ by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers”

Favorite movie: "Lost in Translation"
Favorite musician/band: Lucinda Williams
Favorite place to visit/vacation: Vienna
Favorite local restaurant: Elsa’s
Words to live by: “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together,  Vincent Van Gogh.”
What is your core philosophy for doing business? “In the non-profit sector, where resources are often limited, it’s especially important to understand why resources need to be strategically aligned with mission. The opportunities can be overwhelming and you have to learn to say “no” to projects that can take you off track and off mission.”
Who is your role model and why? “I have two: Peter Marzio, director, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, who died recently but was a remarkable fundraiser, and Klaus Schroeder, director of the Albertina in Vienna, who does a great job of balancing scholarly integrity and popular appeal in exhibitions.”
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? “I met my husband in my freshman French class in college. He was the teaching assistant and I was the student. After the first class I returned to my dorm room and told my two roommates that I had just met the man I was going to marry.”

 If you or someone you know would make a good candidate for the BizTimes Bubbler Executive of the week please send suggestions to

Sign up for BizTimes Daily Alerts

Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

No posts to display