Alumnae selected as Milwaukee’s 40 Under 40 for 2021
"My experience at Mount Mary University has been instrumental in my career growth and continues to be a touchstone.”
Marilka Velez ’03
Senior Vice President, Associated Bank member of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2021
Two Mount Mary alumnae, Michelle Glynn and Marilka Velez, were named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, the publication announced this week.
The 40 Under 40 is an annual award given out by the Milwaukee Business Journal to emerging leaders who showcase their leadership skills around the community.
Michelle Glynn ‘07 and ’11, graduated with a BA in marketing and with her MBA from Mount Mary three years later. She is currently the Director of Wisconsin System Operations at WEC Energy Group.
Through the skills she developed here she felt prepared for the challenges that she has encountered.
“Mount Mary gave me the confidence and real-world experience to enter the workforce,” she said.
“I am greatly honored and humbled by the experience. Many mentors, colleagues, family and friends have guided me to this place. I hope other girls and young women look at the nominees and know that achieving their dreams is possible.”
Marilka Velez ‘03 graduated with a BA in graphic design. She is currently the senior vice president for marketing at Associated Bank and has worked as an adjunct faculty at Mount Mary University. She currently serves on the Alumnae and Donor Relations Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees.
"My experience at Mount Mary University has been instrumental in my career growth and continues to be a touchstone,” she said. “MMU is where I learned to find and use my voice confidently. The professors and faculty were important role models to me and taught me how to lead with humility and kindness and share my talent and opportunities with others through service to the community."
Congratulations to both honorees in all of their accomplishments. To learn more about the 40 Under 40 honorees, click the link to the Milwaukee Business Journal.