The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association has announced its 2018 honorees, including three outstanding graduates of the Lubar School of Business:
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Harris Turer, BBA Marketing ‘88
Owner & CEO, Milwaukee Admirals
Harris Turer is a member of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and president of Hometown Property Management. Both he and his family’s foundation, the Anon Charitable Trust, have enriched Milwaukee’s community through significant contributions to UWM Athletics, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and many others. In addition, Harris has been an active board member for numerous organizations, including Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Operation DREAM – a mentoring program for Milwaukee boys.
PANTHER PRIDE VOLUNTEER AWARD
Meg Jansky, BBA Management Information Systems ’85
Vice President – Field Integration, Northwestern Mutual
Meg Jansky has been a key volunteer leader at her place of work and at UWM. She serves on the UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees and its executive committee and nominating committee. Meg was a driving force in establishing Northwestern Mutual’s Panthers@Work alumni group, and has helped it grow to more than 100 members. She also led the company’s Panther Prowl teams for five of the last eight years. An advocate for UWM’s new Focus on the Future student leadership/career program, which exposes students to life beyond graduation, Meg coordinated Northwestern Mutual’s involvement, connecting students with alumni.
GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE
Ed Sturkey, BBA Finance and Marketing ’07
Portfolio Management Operations Supervisor – Vice President, Baird Equity Asset Management
A successful leader at Robert W. Baird, Ed Sturkey is also a standout volunteer. An active participant in Baird’s internal volunteer group, Baird Gives Back, Ed also co-chairs Baird’s UWM Alumni Panthers@Work group. He has tutored at St. Anthony Middle School, is a board member of the Malaika Early Learning Center, and is a member and graduate of the Partners Advancing Values in Education Board Corps, which recruits and trains new leaders for independent school boards. To enhance Milwaukee’s community experience, he serves in organizations responsible for Jazz in the Park, Bastille Days and the Lakefront Festival of Arts.
The awards ceremony will held at the Pfister Hotel on Friday evening, October 12.
Additional details and the full list of awardees can be found here.