Defender of Condom Benedict is Marquette Alumnus of the Year award winner

Go figure:  Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New President of Its Board of Trustees

Milwaukee, Wis., May 26, 2015 The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald W. Layden Jr. as President of its Board of Trustees. Layden assumes the position from Kenneth C. Krei who will become Board Chairman. This transition in Museum leadership ensures the continuity of the Museum’s mission and affirms its role as one of the most significant cultural institutions in the city and region. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Board of Trustees includes 48 distinguished civic and business leaders dedicated to the Museum.

“Having benefited from Ken’s counsel over the years, I look forward to working with him and Don in their new roles,” said Daniel Keegan, Museum director. “We are grateful for Ken’s leadership during the past three years, and wouldn’t be where we are today without his guidance. With the Museum’s major renovation project nearing completion and with Don’s vision, we will be ushering in a new era for the Museum.”

Marquette University: Donald W. Layden, Jr Wins Alumnus of the Year Award - 2013

Anyone who knows him will tell you that Don lives the Marquette mission. Whether it’s the pursuit of excellence in his professional life — he’s a partner at Quarles & Brady and an operating partner with Baird Venture Partners — or how he and his wife, Mary Jo, Arts ’80, deepened their spirituality as members of the Ignatian Associates community or his leadership on a diverse group of nonprofit boards from here to the Philippines, Don builds relationships and makes connections that encourage the best in people.

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