NEWaukeean of the Week

Every week NEWaukee highlights a fellow Milwaukeean who is doing awesome things in our community. Check out what they do, hear their thoughts on the future of the city and why they chose to make Milwaukee home.

Do you know someone who would make a great candidate for a future NEWaukeean of the Week? Email your nomination to nicole@newaukee.com!


Jim Young
I have lived in Milwaukee for 15 years, moving here with my wife after college. I grew up in the Delafield area, so Milwaukee was a big part of my childhood. I knew that the people, community and events were something I wanted my own family to experience.

Jim Young

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Where do you work and what makes your role awesome?
I work for ETE REMAN where I oversee Sales Operations & Enablement. I get to discover and build solutions, through process and software, that make the company better. What makes the sauce especially awesome is that I get to do all that while working with some of the best people Milwaukee has to offer!

How long have you lived in MKE & what brought you here?
I have lived in Milwaukee for 15 years, moving here with my wife after college. I grew up in the Delafield area, so Milwaukee was a big part of my childhood. I knew that the people, community and events were something I wanted my own family to experience.

What do you love most about MKE?
The shows at the Pabst, Marcus, Rep and other local theaters. It seems like every year we’re able to find more shows that we want to see than we have time to.

What is one word that you would use to describe MKE?
In 5 years, I see Milwaukee continuing to be on the top list for visitors and convention groups. There is a lot of positive energy and excitement taking place in the downtown area with the new Bucks Arena and streetcar, in addition to the new Northwestern Mutual tower and developments along the lakefront. Our neighborhoods are experiencing a resurgence, as small businesses and local entrepreneurs invest in their communities. This will bring more jobs, more development, and more people to Milwaukee for years to come.

What is your favorite MKE tradition?
The Riverwest 24! I rode in it several times and seem to know someone riding in it every year, giving us great excuses to come down and be part of the fun.

What’s your favorite hidden gem or secret fact about the city?
The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a beautiful area for hiking, has a ton of great events for kids, families, and adults as well.