Milwaukee-based architectural firm Kahler Slater announced that Jill Morin, one of the design firm’s three executive officers, is retiring from the company.
George Meyer and Jim Rasche, each named as co-executive officers with Morin in 2001, will continue to lead the Milwaukee firm, supported by a team of 17 principal owners and a creative staff.
Morin, who has been with Kahler Slater for 20 years, said that her passion for writing, initially ignited as a college journalism major, deepened even more while developing and writing her business book “Better Make It Real” (Praeger, 2010), a chronicle, created for executives and entrepreneurs, of Kahler Slater’s design philosophy and approach.
“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my life, where writing will play a more central role, as avocation or vocation or both,” said Morin. “And while it’s difficult to leave my talented friends and colleagues at Kahler Slater behind, I know that the firm is strongly positioned for continued success.”
Morin will remain involved in the community, including her current role as co-chair of Creative Alliance Milwaukee, a new organization dedicated to linking, leveraging and growing the creative industry throughout the region.
“Jill has brought tremendous strengths in strategy, marketing, communications, and community relations to Kahler Slater, and has done an excellent job in mentoring other key staff in these areas,” Meyer said.
“As an organization, Kahler Slater encourages people to find and follow their passion,” Rasche said. “So while we will all miss Jill, we greatly support her.”
Morin will participate in the leadership transition through August.