November 2019 CONNECTING Newsletter
2020 Rotary Person of the Year

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee has no higher honor than the Rotary Person of the Year Award. Annually our club honors an accomplished local individual who has distinguished herself or himself with professional accomplishments.


Unlike other awards that recognize civic and philanthropic achievements, the Rotary Person of the Year honors leaders who build, employ and have an economic impact in our region. This award recognizes individuals, executives and entrepreneurs who, through their profession, are making the Milwaukee community a better place to live and work. Past Rotary Person of the Year Award recipients have shown outstanding leadership in the advancement of ideas, products or services.

President Steve Chevalier with Rob Henken


The most important step in the process of selecting the Rotary Person of the Year is in your hands. The secret to a successful Rotary Person of the Year selection is the nomination submissions from RCM members. In 2019 Rob Henken, President of the Public Policy Forum, was nominated by Rotarian Jim Barry. Past winner Michael Barber was nominated by Rotarian John Ridley. And, Rotarian Doug MacNeil nominated past winner Sr. Edna Lonergan.


We now ask you, who should be our 2020 Rotary Person of the Year?

The Rotary Person of the Year Committee requests that nominators follow these guidelines:


Describe why you think the individual you’re nominating meets our criteria and should receive the award.
Nominations should be one page or less in length and must be submitted electronically as a Word document.
Submit a one-page attachment if necessary, to highlight or note any special attributes beyond what you have written in your nomination.


Send your nomination and attachment to: