Dr. Eve Hall, president and chief executive officer of the newly revived African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, will be the recipient of the 2015 BizTimes Woman Executive of the Year Award.
Hall is a longtime leader and advocate in the education, nonprofit, and government sectors. She has earned a reputation as a “builder” and one who inspires and demonstrates the power of strong programs and partnerships to create change and opportunities that positively impact the lives of others.
Hall is a native of Milwaukee, with work experiences in Wisconsin, Florida and Washington, D.C. Prior to the chamber, she served as the chief innovation officer for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, where she spent 10 years in various national leadership roles impacting students and university/school district/business partnerships in several states.
Hall’s previous roles included vice president of public affairs at Family Service of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools’ School to Work director and director of former Gov. Tommy Thompson’s Milwaukee office. In the spring of 2014, Hall was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to serve on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. She also serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment.
She is a member Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s Local Area Business Action Team, the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Future Workforce Committee and the Make a Difference Wisconsin Advisory Council.
Regarding community volunteerism and leaving a legacy, Hall is the co-founder of the African American Women’s Project Fund, created in 1999 and designed to provide support to organizations supporting the well-being of women and girls. The fund is held in the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
Hall received a B.S. degree in educational psychology from Florida A&M University, a M.S. degree in administrative leadership from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and doctorate in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Hall’s published dissertation is “The Power of One: Mary McLeod Bethune in Leadership, Learning and Service.”
Previous recipients of the BizTimes Woman Executive of the Year Award have included Nanette Gardetto, Maria Monreal-Cameron, Gail Lione and Cynthia LaConte.
Hall will receive the award at the BizTimes Women In Business Breakfast, to be held at the BizExpo at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, May 20.
A panel discussion will precede the presentation of the award. The panel will discuss “How Business Can Power Change Through Leadership and Innovation.”
The panelists of accomplished women leaders will include: Abby Andrietsch, co-founder and executive director, Schools That Can Milwaukee; Cynthia LaConte, CEO of Dohmen; Gail Lione, adjunct professor of intellectual property law at Marquette university Law School; and Thelma Sias, vice president of local affairs at We Energies. The discussion will be moderated by Kimberly Kane, president and founder of Kane Communication Group.
To register to attend the BizTimes Women in Business Breakfast, visit www.biztimes.com/women.