Notable Veteran Executives: Daniel Buttery

President & CEO, War Memorial Center

  • Category: Notable Veteran Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 20
  • Number of years with your current company/firm:
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Daniel Buttery is a strategic, mission-focused leader with over 20 years of experience serving veterans in our community. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee.

Prior to that he served as founder and past president of Fisher House Wisconsin, assistant deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and founder and president of HVT Marketing.

Buttery was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and went on to become company commander of C-Company, 724 Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army National Guard in 2001.

His combat company successfully conducted 300 missions in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 for which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

“Dan understands on a personal level the sacrifices that members of the United States Armed Forces and their families make on a daily basis for our freedom,” said Michael Grebe, chairman of the board of directors at the War Memorial Center.

He has been recognized by The Milwaukee Armed Services Committee for his volunteerism and support of the veteran community with the Citizen Support of Our Armed Services Award in 2015. He was also named Veteran of the Month in 2013 by the Milwaukee Brewers for his work to build Fisher House, and has been instrumental in advancing pro-veteran legislation in Wisconsin.

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