WEDC recognizes business and community leaders

At its 39th Governor’s Conference on Diverse Business Development held this week, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will award four individuals for their decades-long leadership and distinguished service in business and community development to support minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses in Wisconsin. Award categories and recipients to be recognized at the Dec. 9 Community Award Recognition Program are:

  • State Business Diversity Development Award – Michele Carter of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (formerly of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation); 
  • Community Economic Development Award – Lee Shirey of the U.S. Economic Development Administration;  
  • Diverse Business Development Award – Marjorie Rucker of The Business Council; and  
  • Minority Business Development Award – Larry Glusman of Davis & Kuelthau.