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Peggy Troy

Health Care
President and CEO
Children’s Wisconsin  |  Wauwatosa

With professional roots as a nurse, Peggy Troy moved progressively through the health care field to become the first female president and CEO of Children’s Wisconsin in 2009. In recent years, the 5,000-employee organization has expanded the physical footprint of its Wauwatosa campus and executed on a $150 million initiative to address growing mental and behavioral health needs among Wisconsin children over the next five years..

Education: Bachelor’s, Marquette University; master’s in Nursing, DePaul University

First job: “My first professional role was as a nurse intern at Children’s Hospital, back when it was located on what is now part of the Marquette University campus.”

Favorite restaurant: “The Sports Dock in Pewaukee. I order the mushroom Swiss burger and fries.”

Why are you excited for the future: “At Children’s Wisconsin, we have set a course to make a difference in the lives of kids. Our kids are our future, and I am thrilled to be a part of this important journey.”

Career advice: “You can’t lead with ego; you have to lead with humility. I had a mentor early in my career who really impressed upon me the value of servant leadership – that we make our greatest contributions by rolling up our sleeves alongside others to get things done.”

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