Notable Alumni: Patti Plough

President/CEO of operations, Healics Inc.

  • Category: Notable Alumni
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 30
  • Undergrad degree/university: Gateway Technical College -- Nursing

Gateway Technical College – 1976

Patti Plough, president/CEO of operations of Milwaukee-based Healics Inc., has established a number of successful businesses in the past 30-plus years. Several have provided information and a pathway to wellness in southeastern Wisconsin.

Plough earned a nursing degree from Gateway Technical College in 1976 and worked as a nurse for several years before establishing her first company, Corporate Health Planners, in 1990. Plough also started Events-R-Us LLC in 1993, eventually purchasing three other companies from 1999-2003 and combining the three into Speakers & Events-R-Us LLC.

In 1990, she became involved with Healics and, when its founder retired in 2011, she partnered to purchase the company. Healics then acquired two other companies and merged with another. In 2019 Plough spearheaded selling Healics through an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan). Most recently, Plough launched Excel Legacy Group, LLC to help business owners prepare for retirement or exiting their business through selling to their employees through ESOPs.

Healics offers – to employers and their employees – professional health coaching, employee wellness programs, biometric screenings, employer clinics and face-to-face customized health and wellness services.

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