MMAC is launching a search for a Senior Vice President, a newly created position that will play a critical role in the organization’s long-term leadership. MMAC Chair Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, announced the formation of a board committee to oversee recruitment for the new position on Tuesday.
“As MMAC Board members, we recognize the importance of leadership continuity, and it is our responsibility to ensure the organization is prepared to carry forward its critical mission,” Jacobson said. “Our current President, Tim Sheehy, has served admirably in his role for 30 years and continues to serve as a strong advocate for our business community today. While no change in MMAC’s leadership is imminent, it is prudent to begin planning now for when that day inevitably comes.”
The search committee will be chaired by Austin Ramirez, President and CEO of Husco, and includes Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of WEC Energy Group; Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup; Cory Nettles, Founder and Managing Director of Generation Growth Capital; and Jacobson.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in strategic goal setting, public policy, communications and organizational leadership, and will have a strong understanding of community and economic development.
“MMAC’s mission is to foster a region with a globally competitive economy that supports high-value jobs to sustain a vibrant quality of life for all,” Jacobson said. “The Association has a 161-year track record of delivering on that mission, serving our members, and maintaining a position of leadership in our community. To ensure that MMAC is best positioned to continue meeting these responsibilities while addressing new challenges and opportunities in the future, we will find the best SVP candidate to serve our members and advance our goals.”
MMAC has engaged Spano Pratt, a national executive search firm that specializes in recruiting CEOs and senior leaders for nonprofit organizations and foundations, to identify a group of candidates with a diverse set of backgrounds and experience and assist with other aspects of the search.