A number of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awardees for 2020 have ties to UWM. The awards, highlighted in a special section of the Business Journal Feb. 28, honor young business and community leaders from throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Sarah Wisniewski helps run the Hunger Task Force’s farm, which produces fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 180 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens in southeastern Wisconsin.
UWM hasn’t had a varsity football team since 1974, but the university has an alum in the NFL. Former basketball player Demetrius Harris is a tight end for the Cleveland Browns.
A thirst for adventure led Elizabeth Cramer to a job that allows her to explore Wisconsin and the world.
Every year the Milwaukee Business Journal highlights 40 emerging community leaders. This year, six of the 40 were young UWM alumni.
Brittany Jacob, a graduate of UWM’s Washington County campus, leads the team at Olympus Group that builds hundreds of mascots for teams and companies across the country.
Less than three years after graduating from UWM, Tyron Carrasquillo already has a dream job: working for the Milwaukee Brewers. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Debbra Spaeth, an alumna of UW-Milwaukee at Washington County and UWM, has traveled the world pursuing her hobby, hot-air ballooning. Her deep involvement led to her induction into the Ballooning Hall of Fame in 2018.
Two UWM grads have turned their hobby and obsession into a business — the National Bobblehead Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, which they opened in February 2019 in Walker’s Point.
Ellen and Larry McDonald created a foundation for their careers in music at what’s now UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Both are now professional musicians, teachers and business owners.