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Timothy R. Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, will deliver Lakeland College's seventh annual Charlotte and Walter Kohler Distinguished Business Lecture on Wednesday, March 12.
Sheehy will discuss the business and economic climate in Wisconsin and Sheboygan County's role in the Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin region's economy. His lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lakeland's Bradley Fine Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Sheehy joined the MMAC staff in 1983 as director of governmental affairs, was named vice president of business development in 1988, executive vice president of operations in 1989, executive vice president of the MMAC in 1991 and president in 1993.
He serves on Gov. Doyle's Economic Growth Council, chairs the Milwaukee Development Corporation and is vice chair of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute/WPI.
Sheehy's presentation is the seventh in a Lakeland series made possible as part of a $1.5 million gift to the college from The Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust. Lakeland annually brings a nationally-known business or economic figure to its Sheboygan County campus to speak with Lakeland students and the general public.
The Trust is named for former Wisconsin Governor Walter Kohler Jr. and his wife, Charlotte. The Trust was established by Charlotte Kohler to preserve the society and culture that made their good fortune and success possible.
Prior to joining the MMAC, Sheehy worked as a legislative assistant to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., in Washington D.C. He was also the recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Congressional Internship.
He serves on the boards of the Wisconsin State Fair Park, Forward Wisconsin, United Way, Alliance for Choices in Education, the Private Industry Council, Bridging the Gap Learning Center, Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Partnership Academy and the University School Board of Trustees.
Sheehy previously chaired the state Film Industry Council, the Task Force on State and Local Government and co-chaired the Mayor's Task Force on Health Care Cost Containment.