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William R. Mitchell**

Director of Corporate and Business Development

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

*Independent contractor teaming with Michael Best.

Overview

Bill connects business leaders with Michael Best professionals in support of building strategic partnerships which help businesses achieve their long- and short-term objectives.

Bill has spent his career leading business and economic growth initiatives throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Prior to joining Michael Best, Bill worked as a business consultant and served as economic development director for Waukesha County, Wisconsin. In this role, he collaborated with public sector and business leaders to design the economic positioning strategy for Waukesha County. Bill also leveraged his extensive network to link county businesses with key resources such as financing, real estate, and talent, providing the means to help those companies thrive.

He began his career as a human resource director and has significant experience in organizational strategy and development and assisting start-up and early-stage companies with crucial needs ranging from crafting business plans to making key introductions.

Bill is also a thought leader in on the topic of innovation in business, and he was a co-founding member of the Milwaukee7 regional economic initiative and the Regional Economic Partnership. 

Professional Activities

  • Board Member & Chair, Wisconsin Business Development Corp.
  • Board Member, Wisconsin Innovation Awards
  • Member, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Member, Wisconsin Technology Council
  • Member, International Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW)
  • Member, Center for Management Terms and Practices

Education

Community Involvement

  • Writer and publisher of ConversActions™, a business innovations blog, 2015-present
  • Member, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, 1977-present
  • Volunteer, St. Alphonsus Capital Campaign committee, 2017-2019

Education

Community Involvement

  • Writer and publisher of ConversActions™, a business innovations blog, 2015-present
  • Member, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, 1977-present
  • Volunteer, St. Alphonsus Capital Campaign committee, 2017-2019
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