By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 18, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Father's Day is Sunday and while I, of course, think that my Dad is tops the day's got me thinking of who best represents Milwaukee as its top father figure.

Who is the one man we all look up to? Someone that's strong, influential and fun? Some that represents what it means to be a father to our fine city?

This isn't an easy list to compile, and the below names are off the top of my head.  Here are just a few suggestions for men who could take the title of "Milwaukee's Father Figure."

Use the talkback feature to list your choices.

  • Tom Barrett, mayor
  • John Cary, MACC Fund executive director
  • David A. Clarke, Jr., Milwaukee County Sheriff
  • Michael Cudahy, entrepreneur
  • Mike Gousha, journalist
  • Gary Grunau, developer
  • Cory Hart, Brewers' outfielder
  • James T. Harris, talk show host
  • Howard Fuller, former head of MPS, education innovator
  • Carlos Santiago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chancellor
  • Joe Sims, Milwaukee Striders
  • Rev. Robert A. Wild, Marquette University president
Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

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.