GMC Leader Julia Taylor Will Retire
Greater Milwaukee Committee's first woman leader retiring in December after 19 years.
The long-time leader of one of Milwaukee’s largest civic organizations is set to retire.
Taylor, 66, was appointed the GMC’s first female leader in December 2002. She served as the head of the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin for the 16 preceding years.
The GMC is a membership-based organization made up of approximately 200 area CEOs and other leaders. It was founded in 1948 with a goal of revitalizing Milwaukee after the years of slow civic growth during the Great Depression and World War II.
The organization has historically been involved in major bricks-and-mortar projects including the War Memorial, County Stadium, Milwaukee County Zoo, and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, but under Taylor’s leadership has seen its direction change to a focus on start-up business and talent attraction efforts.
“The work of the GMC in building a better Greater Milwaukee for all of our citizens is more important than ever,” said Marcus. “We have a legacy of progress and achievement but the larger work of today and tomorrow will require new leadership and energy. Fortunately, Julia will be with us to help with the transition and advise in the years to come.”
In addition to her presence on a number of area nonprofit boards, Taylor is an avid watercolor painter.
A national search for her replacement has been initiated.
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