Jonas Prising became ManpowerGroup’s Chairman in December of 2015 and CEO in May 2014. He’s vice chairman of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide and is a former chairman of the board and a current board member of Junior Achievement (JA) USA. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership, and is a member of the board of directors of Kohl's Corporation.
And, like many of us, he’s a passionate advocate for greater Milwaukee.
This week, as part of the HuffPost series "Listen to America," he wrote a piece titled "The Rise And Rise Of America’s Best-Kept Secret." Focused on Milwaukee, of course, it’s already logged a large volume of shares and is getting reaction from leaders in and around Milwaukee.
He opens the piece this way:
"Harleys. Cheeseheads. Packers. Beer. Maybe even hard-working people with Midwest values.
"That’s what you might hear when you tell people you live in Milwaukee. Or you did. Now, increasingly, it’s changing. The heart of Wisconn Valley. Regenerated downtown and leisure-drenched riverwalk. New NBA Milwaukee Bucks stadium. A center of advanced manufacturing. Home to hard-working people with in-demand skills. A city where we see firsthand the impact of the Skills Revolution -- where new skills emerge as fast as others become obsolete. A secondary city transforming itself.
"That’s what we mean when we say America’s best-kept secret. And last year, as if you need more evidence, Milwaukee was named one of America’s most misunderstood cities. Who knew?"
Read the entire piece here, and share it with your friends, family and associates. Because, as I always say, a city is only as good as the stories it tells.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.