Milwaukee Entrepreneurs to Graduate Emerging Leaders Initiative

Milwaukee, WI –CEO’s of eleven small, high potential firms will graduate from the SBA’s 26-week intensive “streetwise MBA” Emerging Leaders course.  Serial entrepreneur and long-time Milwaukee School of Engineering and UW-Milwaukee MBA instructor Gene Wright taught the program along with guest instructors from throughout the local business community.   Emerging Leaders culminates with each CEO developing a three year growth plan. Past participants have leveraged their experience and planning to springboard to significant growth.  Jessica Cannizzaro, Milestone Plumbing and Laura Henderson, Epiphany Learning will speak on behalf of the class. Graduates include:


Jessica Cannizzaro, Milestone Plumbing, Inc.

Matthew Carroll, AccuTrans, Inc.

Troy R. Davis, Melthouse Bistro Group, Inc.

Curtis Fleming, Executive Commercial Cleaning LLC

Laura Henderson, Epiphany Learning LLC

Ana Lopez, ALLCON, LLC

Paul Mattek and Justin White, Design Fugitives

Richard Paulus, Stark Professional Tool

Jalin Phelps, JCP Construction

Paul Smith Jr., Paul J. Smith & Associates Inc.

Jerrod Van Buren, Vanguard Aerospace


WHO:             U.S. Small Business Administration

WHAT:          Emerging Leaders Graduation

WHEN:          Monday, October 26, 2015

5:00 pm reception and interview opportunity

5:30 graduation        

WHERE:       Milwaukee School of Engineering

Alumni Partnership Center

1120 N. Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202

RSVP:            Press RSVP to Shirah Apple, 414-841-7013 or