Bubbler Executive of the Week

William Robison, partner with Engberg Anderson in Milwaukee

Name:  William Robison   

Title:  Partner

Company:  Engberg Anderson

Company address:  320 E Buffalo, Suite 500

Company web site:   www.engberganderson.com       

Industry:  Architecture

Education:  Master of Architecture, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee   

Family:  Wife, Amanda; 2 kids – Jonah and Ellen

Hobbies and Interests:  Basketball (more watching than playing), reading, carpentry and home improvement, computers and technology

Favorite book and/or movie"’The Lord of the Rings’ (book) or anything by Mark Helprin"

Favorite musician/band:  Pat Metheny

Favorite place to visit/vacation: "Anyplace with a sense of history to explore – especially in Europe"  

Favorite local restaurant: "Ristorante Bartolotta, or Rudy’s before a Bucks game"

Words to live by:  "Be careful as you go into the world, for it does not belong to you."

What is your core philosophy for doing business?  "Exceed your client’s expectations – help them to dream bigger"

Who is your role model and why? "My father, who worked hard to give his kids real opportunities, and who taught me that business is always about relationships."

What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?  "Traveling with friends who were adopting in Russia, I was carrying all the luggage for the group in one cab, and they were in another, and I missed the train from Kirov to Moscow.  Sitting there waiting for the next train after midnight, with all that luggage, and not speaking a word of Russian did not seem funny at the time, but in retrospect I must have appeared pretty comical."

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