Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Wauwatosa, has named Gregory Wesley as the senior vice president, strategic alliances and business development effective Nov. 14, 2016.
In this role, Wesley will act as a key strategic leader, ambassador and advisor for MCW, and is responsible for ensuring the execution of MCW’s strategic initiatives through established and emerging partnerships. Wesley will deepen, nurture and create relationships with strategic partners, burgeoning enterprises and alliances, and others that support and create opportunities for MCW’s long-term growth in Milwaukee, Madison and communities partnered with its regional campuses in Green Bay and Wausau, Wis.
Wesley is a former equity partner of Gonzalez, Saggio and Harlan LLP in Milwaukee, and served on the MCW Board of Trustees from 2009-2016. He has a vast amount of legal experience and routinely advised clients representing a broad range of industries including healthcare, real estate development, financial services, gaming, retail, manufacturing, and food and beverage. He also regularly advised clients on high-level government relations and public affairs issues.
He possesses a visible range of broad leadership experiences, currently serving as co-chair of the Downtown Taskforce for the Greater Milwaukee Committee and as a Milwaukee County Supplemental Court Commissioner. Wesley is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, a former chair of the Milwaukee Urban League Board of Directors, and a past trustee of the Faye McBeath Foundation. Currently, he also serves as a trustee of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Park Bank, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Milwaukee World Festivals, Inc. (Summerfest), Wisconsin Historical Foundation and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
“Greg’s significant involvement with local and regional businesses, governments, civic organizations and philanthropic groups, as well as the high esteem in which he is held – both personally and professionally – position him well as a leader to grow and sustain MCW’s critical partnerships and strategic initiatives,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s president and chief executive officer. “His deep commitment to Milwaukee, as well as his wide-ranging network of business relationships and organizational colleagues, is a true asset to our institution’s continued growth and recognition.”
Education: Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School
The Medical College of Wisconsin