Tim Sheehy is president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. The MMAC serves as an advocate for member businesses, which employ more than 300,000 people in the greater Milwaukee area. In order to power the region’s prosperity, the MMAC has three objectives:
• Building a talented workforce of skilled and adaptive lifelong learners;
• Fostering a climate that promotes the growth of jobs and capital investment; and
• Leveraging the natural, cultural and physical assets that make metro Milwaukee a distinctive place to live, work and play.
The association is led by a diverse board of 60 of the region’s leading CEOs and business owners from Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Washington counties. The MMAC’s agenda, The Blueprint for Economic Prosperity, can be found at mmac.org.
In addition, association members benefit from representation at all levels of government, specific programming designed to support company growth strategies and unparalleled networking opportunities. For more than 150 years, MMAC has been the region’s voice for business.
Prior to being named president in 1993, Sheehy served in various capacities with the association in governmental affairs and economic development. He currently serves on the board of two of the association’s subsidiaries, the Regional Center LLC and the Milwaukee Development Corp., as well as the MMAC board.
He worked as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in Washington, D.C., and is a past recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Congressional Internship. He is a Ford Foundation Fellow on Regional Sustainable Development, a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management and a certified chamber of commerce executive. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor of Science in political science. He was a member of the UW varsity baseball team.
Currently, Sheehy serves as chairman of the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp., Rocketship Charter Schools and Techstar Holdings Inc. He also serves on the board of directors for Summerfest as treasurer. He is a board member of Teach for America, Milwaukee College Prep, Schools That Can Milwaukee, School Choice Wisconsin, Milwaukee Charter School Association and Milwaukee Succeeds. He formerly served as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.