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Tom Boldt

Real Estate and Development | Construction
The Boldt Co. | Appleton

Tom Boldt has been CEO of The Boldt Co. since 1998, representing the fourth generation of family leadership at the Appleton-based firm. The Boldt Co. is one of the largest in the state and has 17 offices nationwide. Among its prominent recent projects, Boldt provided construction management on the Craig Yabuki Tower on Children’s Wisconsin’s Wauwatosa hospital campus, Advocate Aurora’s new health center in Pleasant Prairie, and Ascendium Education Group’s new corporate headquarters in Madison. Last year, The Boldt Co. launched a peer suicide prevention program to combat high suicide rates among construction workers. Credited as an early supporter of green construction in the state, Boldt serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, among other organizations.

Education: Bachelor’s, St. Olaf College

First job: “Picking strawberries. I was terrible at it. I learned I didn’t want to pick strawberries.”

Biggest recent success: “Completing the ESOP transition.”

What has you most excited for the future: “Working with committed, smart people to continue to grow the business.”

Career advice: “The encouragement from my dad to be myself and listen and learn.”

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