Milwaukee, Wis. – August 19, 2021 –Erik Owen, CEPA, CPA, founder and president of Oak Hill Business Partners, serving third year on UW-Milwaukee Board of Visitors, representing the Lubar School of Business. Owen is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business with a BBA in Accounting.
UW-Milwaukee’s Board of Visitors is an advisory group established at UWM to help build momentum in the community for the university. The current model for the Board of Visitors was established by the Board of Regents in 1978 and states the board must be populated by community leaders not employed by the university.
Erik Owen said, “I’m delighted to serve on the Board of Visitors with such a great group of leaders. UWM provided a great education to me, and I’m happy to give back to UWM and the community.”
Board members serve as ambassadors, assisting the university in discovering and promoting ways to integrate the institution’s intellectual assets with community aspirations. The overall objective of the board is to increase the awareness of UWM regionally, nationally and internationally.
The board also advises the chancellor on community and regional needs, and keeps the chancellor informed on community attitudes, opinions, concerns and expectations of the university. Board members also advise and assist in communicating with faculty, prospective students, parents, alumni, government officials and the general public.
Oak Hill Business Partners is an eleven-year-old boutique management consulting firm serving lower-middle market closely held companies. Based in Milwaukee, Wis., our partners focus on helping growing companies become scalable by applying functional excellence in finance & administration, sales, marketing, and operations. Oak Hill also helps company owners plan and execute transition/exit planning holistically.
Oak Hill partners work with a team of advisors including wealth and legal advisors to help owners understand their options for transition in the business and execute the plan that meets their specific needs. Founded in 2009, Oak Hill Business Partners has been named to the annual top management consulting firms list four times by the Milwaukee Business Journal.