Bubbler executive appointments and awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:49 am

Farrow receives leadership award
Former Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow has received the Don Richards Leadership Award from the Waukesha County Business Alliance at its 93rd Annual Meeting.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance recognized Farrow’s outstanding leadership, vision, and accomplishments through this award. Farrow currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc., which produces the Wisconsin equivalent of C-SPAN. The first female Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin, Farrow was appointed to the position after Scott McCallum was elevated to Governor upon the departure of Governor Tommy Thompson to join the Administration of President George W. Bush in January of 2001. Before her role as Lieutenant Governor, Farrow was president of the Elm Grove Village Board, then elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly and later State Senate, representing a district comprising most of Waukesha County. She has a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and currently resides in Pewaukee.
The Don Richards Award celebrates the life of the late Don Richards. As publisher of The Business Journal and Chairman of the Board of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce, the late Don Richards’ hands-on leadership, ethics and delight in achieving tangible results left a lasting impression on the Waukesha County business community.

Bonk named president of Brown & Martin
Waukesha-based Brown & Martin Inc. has named Leslie Bonk as its new president.
Bonk succeeds her husband, Dale Brown, who will move into a new role as chairman and CEO of the marketing, public relations and IT solutions firm.
Bonk joined Brown & Martin in 1986 and held several positions in the company before being promoted to senior vice president in 1994. She also earned accreditation through the Public Relations Society of America.
Bonk currently manages key clients, including NCL Graphic Specialties, Inc., Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin, Society Insurance, Tailored Label Products and Loftin Equipment.
Alverno appoints Horton as dean of business school
Daniel Horton has been appointed dean of Alverno College’s School of Business.
Horton will provide leadership to the School of Business and partner with faculty to foster student achievement.
“Dan is a man and professional for all seasons, bringing a wide variety of experience from Information Technology to Strategic Planning and Management,” said Kathleen O’Brien, senior vice president for academic affairs at Milwaukee-based Alverno College. “We believe he will bring remarkable skill to his students and his new season at Alverno College.”
Horton brings 33 years of business and executive experience to the College. He comes to Alverno from Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., where he was the senior vice president and chief administrative officer.In that role he took the lead on a new global strategic plan and led an acquisition team focused on major new business development.
The Alverno College School of Business offers undergraduate majors in business and management, international business, marketing and management accounting.

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