Welcome back an old friend — the “ER”

From the pages of In Business magazine.

Earlier this year, IB announced in this column that we would be bringing back one of our most popular editorial features, the Executive Register. Well, I’m excited to pull the curtain off of our new and improved ER list for 2018 (you can find the list starting on page 39 of this issue).

As I mentioned in the previous column, we made some changes to the format of this executive listing since we last published it in 2013. The big differences you may notice are that we are listing more names (nearly 1,300 total in this year’s list), and this new ER is just a list of the very TOP executives in Dane County. Our previous ER would include multiple execs from the same company/organization, but this would often lead to a lot of confusion over why some executives made the list, while others did not make the final cut. With this in mind, we have decided to simply provide you a list of leaders at the very top of their organization’s hierarchy.

To make the ER list now, you must fit into the following criteria:

  • Work here in Dane County (at least the majority of your work week) for a company/organization that has a local presence;
  • Be THE top local executive at your company or organization;
  • Have an executive-level title (Owner, President, CEO, Executive Director, etc.); and
  • Lead a company/organization with at least three FTE employees in your local office (including yourself).

When we culled through our IB database with the criteria listed above, it produced a list of 1,257 total executives, including a few “publisher picks.” While this is certainly an extensive list of the top executives in Dane County, we also realize that it’s not yet as all encompassing as we’d like it to be, so this is where we need your help. If you (or the top exec at your company) meet the criteria listed above but did not make the 2018 Executive Register, we need to hear from you. Go to the following page on our website — www.IBMadison.com/CompanySurvey — and provide us with your company information so that we can consider you for future executive and company listings.

Once we have your information, we will update our database and you will be considered for next year’s ER list. In the meantime, we hope you find value in this 2018 edition of the Executive Register!

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