"Bud Selig, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will keynote the Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference in May, which is expected to draw the largest crowd in its four-year history.
Selig is a Milwaukee native who maintains a residence in Bayside and offices downtown. He served as commissioner of baseball from 1998 through 2014 and acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998.
The conference, regarded as the premier gathering of the veteran business community, will take place May 23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and is being presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. The conference will include a veteran business expo featuring more than 150 veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses."
Allan H. (Bud) Selig is the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A native of Milwaukee, Selig served in the U.S. Army for two years following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1956. Selig is credited with keeping baseball in Milwaukee after he purchased the Seattle Pilots and relocated the team to Milwaukee, renaming the team the Milwaukee Brewers.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York on July 30, 2017. In addition to a long list of awards, honors, and recognitions from a wide variety of nonprofit and civic organizations, Selig was awarded the U.S. Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award in April 2015 for supporting soldiers, veterans, and their families through his work in Major League Baseball.
“Commissioner Emeritus Selig is a prime example of the impact veterans have had and continue to make to our state,” said Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. “His leadership, vision, integrity and commitment to this state demonstrate how veterans and military families are assets to our economy, our workplaces, and our communities.“
WISCONSIN DESIGNATED AS FIRST NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE COMPONENT MILITARY SPOUSE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE IN NATION
The Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) program is focused on combating the economic impact military spouse's unemployment and underemployment have on 21st century military families by facilitating collaboration between local and national employers, educational institutions and community resources. The program is a collaboration with multiple state agencies including the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.