Walton is new president of ACG Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Wisconsin) announced that Tom Walton, managing director at Hanley, Hammill, Thomas, has succeeded Steven Peterson, managing director at Brass Ring Capital Inc., as chapter president.

Walton, who begins a two-year term, has been a member of the ACG Wisconsin board of directors since 2005. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of ACG Global and was chairman of ACG InterGrowth in 2009.

The association also elected six new members to its board of directors: Brian Casey, vice president and general manager, Cable & Custom Electronics, Honeywell Security Group; Patricia Hutter, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP; Doug Marconnet, managing director, Bridgewood Advisors Inc.; Mark Metzendorf, sales and marketing operations, Caterpillar Global Mining; Patrick Quick, partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; and Timothy Reardon, shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC.

“Tom is an established leader in the field of corporate development and acquisition strategy, bringing a tremendous amount of talent and experience to this position,” Peterson said. “Tom, along with ACG Wisconsin’s six new board members and returning 22 board members will provide unique perspectives on enhancing our organization’s role as a key player in corporate growth thought-leadership, emerging issues and trends, and best business practices.”

ACG Wisconsin is comprised of approximately 215 business leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms. Target members are the leaders of Wisconsin businesses and private equity firms who have the principal responsibility for corporate growth initiatives within their organizations.

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