— Republican lawyer and lobbyist Richard Graber has been
named CEO and president of the Milwaukee-based Lynde and
Harry Bradley Foundation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/290k0hc
) reports Graber was named Thursday to succeed Michael
Grebe, who announced last year he'd be stepping down after
14 years leading the powerful conservative foundation.
million foundation has financially backed public policy
experiments in Wisconsin like welfare reform, public
vouchers for private schools and curbs on collective
bargaining and unions.
currently a board member, will start as CEO July 18.
59-year-old led the state Republican party from 1999 to
2005 and is currently vice president of global relations
for Honeywell International. He was previously a prominent
Milwaukee attorney and ambassador to the Czech Republic
under President George W. Bush.