MBA alum on list of Wisconsin’s 48 most influential Black leaders

Kenneth Robertson. Images: portrait from Milwaukee Courier ; Madison365 logo from madison365.com ; GMF logo from greatermilwaukeefoundation.org .

Kenneth Robertson (UWM MBA, 2009), executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, appears on news website Madison 365’s sixth’s annual list of Wisconsin’s 48 Most Influential Black Leaders .

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“I’ve intended this list to highlight the beauty of the diversity across our state,” writes Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders. “I want kids here in Wisconsin to see role models of people who are succeeding, to know that it’s possible for Black people to achieve great things here. That’s exactly what our first five lists accomplished, and what we hope to continue with this year’s list.”

“This list is no longer just a list,” he continues. “It is also an invitation—an invitation to engage, to create, to make Wisconsin a better place to attract and retain leaders of color.”

At GMF, Robertson “oversee[s] tens of millions of dollars in endowments, grants and donor-advised funds,” Sanders writes. “He functions as an operational bridge looking across all areas of the Foundation to ensure the smooth operations of the Foundation and the integration of its programmatic and operating departments.”

In his role as vice president and CFO, Ken Robertson is responsible for investment administrative, financial accounting, risk management, contract management, facilities and IT management, regulatory compliance and budgetary administration for both the Greater Milwaukee Foundation as well as its supporting organizations.

Robertson most recently spent eight years at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, where he served as vice president and CFO. His professional career has also included financial roles with Price Waterhouse LLP, GE Medical Systems, MillerCoors, Briggs & Stratton as well as the IRS. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate, he has a bachelor’s degree of business administration in accounting and an MBA.

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