Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
Press Release

BBB Congratulates and Announces Retirement of Board Member Paul Sara

 

By - Nov 9th, 2020 07:02 am

Milwaukee, Wis. – Paul Sara, owner of Badger Outdoor Consulting, has announced his retirement from the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin’s Board of Directors after a career that spanned 30 years, serving on the boards of directors for two Better Business Bureau locations.

Sara first served on the board with the BBB Chicago beginning in 1990, then with BBB Serving Wisconsin starting in 1996. Sara has held several board positions, some twice, for thirty years including Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary.

Sara is the owner of Badger Outdoor Consulting, an outdoor advertising business, which he started in 2018. He spent most of his career as president of Clear Channel Outdoor-Milwaukee Division since 1996 and says that “it didn’t take much to convince me to join the BBB” as both an accredited business and as a board member.

“It’s been such an honor to have been associated with the BBB. It’s such a great organization. The people I’ve come to know and connect with are some of the best people you can surround yourself with. My association with fellow BBB members helped me to set high ethical standards that we could all follow,” said Sara.

Sara says “There are consequences for bad behavior. Do the right thing because it is right.” Some of the best advice he has ever received is, “Surround yourself with people of flawless integrity.” That, he says, “says it all.”

Sara plans to stay busy running his business and currently serving on three other organizations boards.

“Paul is one of the kindest men you’ll meet. His commitment and passion has been invaluable to BBB and I want to thank him for his devotion and all that he has done for this organization through his decades of service,” said Jim Temmer, BBB Serving Wisconsin CEO and president. “Both the board and the BBB management team congratulate Paul on his well-deserved retirement from our board and are deeply appreciative of his fervent support.”

The BBB board consists of 22 members. Following Sara’s retirement, BBB intends to replace Sara’s seat and return to its board structure led by newly appointed Chairman of the Board, Jeffry Freiburger, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated.

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For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 183 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.8 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Wisconsin which was founded in 1939 and serves the state of Wisconsin.

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