Like all companies, Northwestern Mutual faces a challenge in recruiting diverse talent. In Milwaukee, that can be even more difficult. For Adam Gabornitz, it’s a challenge to face head-on.
For Brian Curtis, blood is in his blood. Curtis, who earned his doctorate in health sciences and immunology from UWM, is a scientist who is senior director of diagnostic hematology laboratories for Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin (formerly known as the BloodCenter of Wisconsin).
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.
On the day he was sentenced to prison at age 18, Yusuf Dahl made a decision: He was going to turn his life around. In the two decades since then, he’s done just that.
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.