Return of Executive Register highlights July 2018 edition

From the pages of In Business magazine.

After a four-year hiatus, we’re excited to announce that IB is bringing back one of our most popular editorial features. For those of you who have been long-time readers, you’ll certainly remember the Executive Register, IB’s annual list of the most civic-minded top executives in Dane County.

The “ER” had a great 22-year run, with the latest version being published in 2013. Heading into 2014, we made the very difficult decision put it on the sideline for a while. Since that point, we’ve had plenty of requests to bring it back as a printed directory, and I’m happy to announce that it will make its return in our July edition.

We’ll be making some small changes to the format of this executive listing. In the past, the ER included things such as the executive’s birthplace, organizations and board involvement, and hobbies, along with general contact information. While this was interesting, it also took up a lot of space and thus limited how many executives we could list (typically less than 1,000).

With our “new and improved” ER, our plan is to have an all-encompassing list of the very top executives in Dane County. Thus, we are going to limit each presentation to just the basic contact information, which will allow us to include more names. However, we are going to be a bit more selective in terms of the titles that we’ll be accepting. We want this to be a list of the TOP executives in the county, so we are going to limit this to execs with titles of owner, president, CEO, executive director, and other top leadership positions. We’ll also focus on people that lead organizations with at least two additional employees.

However, we need your help to ensure that all of our contact information is current. So if you fit the criteria listed above, please go to to fill out a quick form with the necessary contact information that we’ll need to consider you for this year’s ER. We have contact information for many of you, but we want to make sure that it’s accurate and up-to-date.

If you do make the final cut, you will be invited to our exclusive Exec Connect event being held on August 7 at Bishops Bay Country Club. This is an invite-only event just for those top executives who make our 2018 Executive Register.

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