Marquette Business dean honored for leadership by ACG Wisconsin

Oct. 14, 2021

Tim HanleyMILWAUKEE — Tim Hanley, acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration at Marquette University, was named the recipient of the 2021 Leadership Award by the Association for Corporate Growth – Wisconsin Chapter. He will be recognized during a luncheon on Friday, Oct. 15.

Hanley was recognized for his “distinguished career, steadfast leadership, and devotion to the Marquette University and the Milwaukee business community.” He assumed his role as acting dean in March 2020 after the tragic death of former Keyes Dean Dr. Joe Daniels. Hanley worked closely with Daniels and is continuing his vision for the future of the Marquette Business and the construction of its new home on campus.

“It is quite humbling to receive this recognition from such a quality organization,” Hanley said. “My own leadership approach is a reflection of the many role models I’ve had during my career. In many ways, I am sharing this award with them.”

The new 100,000-square-foot, $60 million facility for its business and innovation leadership programs at 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave. is the largest fully donor-funded construction project in Marquette’s history and will feature collaborative classroom, lab and study spaces, as well as an event space, café, and areas for programmatic centers of excellence. The building will anchor the west gateway to the heart of Marquette’s urban campus, bringing together world-class faculty, students and industry leaders to build a talent pipeline for the region’s business community and advance economic development.

Prior to being named acting dean, Hanley was named the university’s first-ever executive-in-residence in October 2019, a role meant to elevate the college’s engagement with the business community. He was previously named the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumnus of the year in 2012. He also served as a member of the college’s Dean’s Council, the university’s President’s Advisory Council and Campaign Executive Committee.

Hanley came to Marquette as a seasoned global executive, with extensive experience consulting with manufacturers regarding digital transformation, organizational strategy development and execution, acquisitions, and market development. Hanley led Deloitte’s Global Consumer and Industrial Products industry practice and helped grow the practice to be the largest at Deloitte with over $14 billion in revenues. He retired as a senior partner with Deloitte LLP in 2019.

ACG is a global community with a mission to drive middle-market growth. Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters worldwide representing 15,000 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, owners, executives, lenders, and advisors to growing middle-market companies. The Wisconsin chapter of ACG is the premier network of over 200 executives and professionals in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms. Its target members are the leaders of Wisconsin businesses and private equity firms who have the principal responsibility of corporate growth initiatives within their organizations.

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