BROOKFIELD — Lynn Sprangers, CEO and president of the
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, will retire at
the end of the year.
Sprangers, who joined the Wilson Center in the summer of
2016, will step down Dec. 31, which she said she decided
to do after the death of her brother earlier this year.
brother Henry lived with a significant developmental
disability and, while his life was much too short, it
was filled by love and care of so many. His death hit
close to home for me and was a reminder of the fragility
of life. My family wants to determine a means by which
we can honor his memory and I am going to be a part of
it. We are looking to memorialize his too-short life,
support the people who contributed to his care, and
advocate for people like Henry who cannot speak for
themselves,” she said in a statement.
Sprangers came to Milwaukee in 1983, joining the WTMJ-TV
news team. After nearly 20 years in broadcast
journalism, in 1994, she worked as director of
communications in the Milwaukee County Executive’s
Office. In 2000, she joined the Milwaukee Brewers front
office where she spent 10 years growing the club’s
charitable arm. She was an executive at Mount Mary
University from 2011-16 before taking on her current
role at the Wilson Center.
“Lynn helped tell our story and expanded our reach to
more people in the community, especially the
life-changing impact of our arts education program for
thousands of area children,” said Fred Syrjanen,
chairman of the Wilson Center Board of Directors. “She
also worked closely with the board and our finance
committee to reshape a budget that will put the Center
on a stronger fiscal path. We thank her for her service
and celebrate her retirement.”
board has named Megan Huse, vice president of
development, as interim Executive Director. She has more
than a decade of development/ fundraising experience,
including six years at the Wilson Center.