Milwaukee Institute executive director retiring

Bayne led organization since 2007

Last updated on July 7th, 2019 at 02:27 pm

Milwaukee Institute executive director Jay Bayne announced Wednesday he would be retiring from the organization he helped build.


Nick Lindberg, who joined the institute in 2011 as a senior consulting engineer, will take over as interim executive director.

The Milwaukee Institute was founded in 2007 as a nonprofit computational science and technology organization dedicated to helping economic and workforce development efforts in the region. It was founded with support from Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls, Metavante and Mason Wells.

In a letter posted on the organization’s website, Bayne said the institute’s work had been both challenging and rewarding.

“I have sincerely valued the many interactions we have had related to our efforts at establishing a shared regional computing resource dedicated to advancing technical computing (modeling, simulation, visualization and data analytics) as a positive force supporting innovation that affects economic and workforce development,” he wrote.

Bayne said he will return to academic life as a research professor and pursue select industrial consulting engagements.

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