The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater business school has been nationally recognized since the early 1900s. Today, 40 percent of UW-Whitewater students initially declare majors in the College of Business and Economics. Between 80 to 85 percent of all UW-Whitewater graduates stay in Wisconsin. The following is a list of some prominent graduates of the UW-Whitewater business school who have remained in the Milwaukee area.

Dean Amhaus, president, Spirit of Milwaukee, Milwaukee

Kurt Andrae, president and chief executive officer, First Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Pewaukee

Dennis Axelson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Johnson Financial Group, Racine

David Drury, president, chief executive officer and majority owner, Poblocki & Sons LLC, West Allis

Robert Eastman, chief executive officer, Sunset Bank, Waukesha

James Feiertag, executive vice president, Twin Disk Inc., Racine

Mark Gmach, vice president, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee

Mark Hardwick, senior vice president and managing director of North America, P&H Mining Equipment Inc., Milwaukee

Kimberly Hastings, president and owner, C.J. & Associates Inc., New Berlin

George Herrmann, vice president and chief financial officer, Jefferson Wells International Inc., Brookfield

Richard Hobbs, vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, Sensient Technologies Corp., Milwaukee

James Holmes, president, Vrakas/Blum S.C., Brookfield

Aaron Jagdfeld, president, Generac Power Systems Inc., Waukesha

Dale Kent, chief financial officer, West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., West Bend

Douglas Krueger, former vice president of U.S. operations, Manpower Inc., Glendale

Ann Klisurich, vice president and corporate secretary, Wisconsin Energy Corp., Milwaukee

Heidi Lofy, vice president of marketing and public relations, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee

Rich Meeusen, president, chairman and chief executive officer, Badger Meter Inc., Milwaukee

Robert Muren, attorney, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee

Susan Northey, senior vice president and group director of brand planning, Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago

Robert Otto, vice president of operations, Cousins Submarines Inc., Menomonee Falls

Irving Palmer, president and chief executive officer, Manutec Inc., Milwaukee

Lee Riordan, managing partner of the Milwaukee office tax division, Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York

Mel Rutlin, former senior vice president, Wells Fargo Business Credit Inc., Minneapolis

Peter Scherrer, president and chief executive officer, Scherrer Construction Co. Inc., Burlington

Mark Strachota, vice president and general manager, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee

Dennis Torkko, vice president and treasurer, Ayurvedic Life International LLC, Neenah

Carol Schneider, chief executive officer, Seek Careers/Staffing Inc., Grafton

Charles Stadler, chief financial officer and vice president, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Scott Wrobbel, managing partner of the Milwaukee office audit division, Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York

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