WPN names new CEO, Tony Shields

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network announces new President and CEO, Tony Shields
Brookfield, WI, October 16, 2017

The Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) has named Tony Shields as its new President and CEO. As WPN’s leader, Shields will serve a growing network of 120 member organizations contributing over $600 million annually to non-profits locally, regionally, nationally and globally. WPN’s mission is to support and promote effective philanthropy through education and research, best practices, enhanced partnerships and thought leadership. Shields will begin his role at WPN’s Statewide Conference on Philanthropy on November 1, 2017.

Shields will serve the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network with previous experience from a wide range of academic, philanthropic, corporate and non-profit settings. Shields currently serves as Executive Director of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM), a network of partner agencies improving the quality of life for urban families, and as adjunct professor for Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management.

Prior to joining UNCOM, Shields was Manager of Community Relations for Harley-Davidson, with strategic and implementation responsibility for a number of initiatives, including support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV), as well as grassroots outreach initiatives related to major company sponsored rider events.

Before joining Harley-Davidson, Shields was active in development, community and public relations management positions for the Milwaukee Bucks Professional Basketball Inc., Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and public relations and marketing firms. Shields earned both a master’s degree in management and a bachelor of arts degree in interpersonal communications from Cardinal Stritch University.

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