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Milwaukee Public Museum president will speak at Carroll

September 20, 2012

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Jay Williams, president and CEO of Milwaukee Public Museum, will be the guest speaker of a fine arts administration class at Carroll University on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in room 108 of MacAllister Hall, 105 S. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.

Williams, who joined MPM in 2010 and has a background in banking, will speak about the museum’s precarious financial position just a few years ago and recent its revival. Blockbuster exhibits like Body Worlds, The Dead Sea Scrolls and Real Pirates (scheduled to open in December) have helped the museum rebound and continue its mission to educate, explore, discover and preserve the world and its people. Established in 1882, MPM is one of the oldest human history and natural science museums in the country.

In his varied 37-year career in banking, Williams has held leadership roles in commercial banking, retail banking, insurance, brokerage, acquisitions and operations. He has started a bank, been chief operating officer of a public company and executive vice president of a major U.S. bank. He is on the corporate boards of Church Mutual Insurance Company and Associated Banc-Corp, Inc.

Williams has a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University and bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College. He received the 2010 Professional Achievement Alumni Award from Marquette University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, and the 2001 Distinguished Business Alumni Award from St. Norbert College.

For more information, contact instructor Dr. David J. Wagner at


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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