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Medical College of Wisconsin Names Gregory M. Wesley Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development

Wesley will act as a key strategic leader, ambassador and advisor for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

By - Nov 7th, 2016 03:04 pm
Gregory M. Wesley. Photo courtesy of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Gregory M. Wesley. Photo courtesy of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, Nov. 7, 2016 – Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) named Gregory M. Wesley as the senior vice president, strategic alliances and business development effective Nov. 14, 2016.

In this role, Wesley will act as a key strategic leader, ambassador and advisor for MCW, and is responsible for ensuring the execution of MCW’s strategic initiatives through established and emerging partnerships. Wesley will deepen, nurture and create relationships with strategic partners, burgeoning enterprises and alliances, and others that support and create opportunities for MCW’s long-term growth in Milwaukee, Madison and communities partnered with its regional campuses in Green Bay and Wausau, Wis.

Wesley is a former equity partner of Gonzalez, Saggio and Harlan LLP in Milwaukee, and served on the MCW Board of Trustees from 2009-2016. He has a vast amount of legal experience and routinely advised clients representing a broad range of industries including healthcare, real estate development, financial services, gaming, retail, manufacturing, and food and beverage. He also regularly advised clients on high-level government relations and public affairs issues.

He possesses a visible range of broad leadership experiences, currently serving as co-chair of the Downtown Taskforce for the Greater Milwaukee Committee and as a Milwaukee County Supplemental Court Commissioner. Wesley is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, a former chair of the Milwaukee Urban League Board of Directors, and a past trustee of the Faye McBeath Foundation. Currently, he also serves as a trustee of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Park Bank, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Milwaukee World Festivals, Inc. (Summerfest), Wisconsin Historical Foundation and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.

“Greg’s significant involvement with local and regional businesses, governments, civic organizations and philanthropic groups, as well as the high esteem in which he is held – both personally and professionally – position him well as a leader to grow and sustain MCW’s critical partnerships and strategic initiatives,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s president and chief executive officer. “His deep commitment to Milwaukee, as well as his wide-ranging network of business relationships and organizational colleagues, is a true asset to our institution’s continued growth and recognition.

Wesley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school.  Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement.  More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, 56 medical students enrolled at MCW-Green Bay, and 26 students matriculated to MCW-Central Wisconsin in 2016.   MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students.  A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.  In FY 2014-15, faculty received approximately $158 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $139 million is for research.  This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,200 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,500 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 525,000 patients annually.

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