University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Sustainable business practices, environmental monitoring and activism
A leader with proven business acumen who has years of executive level leadership, Paul brings a strong background as a ‘business activist’ with a deep and abiding belief that business can benefit from triple bottom line thinking. He is a co-founder of ISO International LLC and is well known in Wisconsin for his community leadership.
Prior to starting ISO, International, he was president of a Green Bay based company, Bay Towel, from 1994-2008. Before returning to his native state, Paul led companies in San Francisco, Chicago and Denver for over 20 years. He founded the Employers Workforce Development Network, a private sector led organization whose mission is to share resources and develop partnerships for creating world class workplaces. This public/private partnership was one of the partners in the initial development of a regional coalition to create an eighteen county Northeast Wisconsin economic community, now referred to as ‘The New North’. He is past chair of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment. He currently chairs the Bay Area Workforce Development Board the NEW North Sustainability Committee and the Greater Green Bay Sustainability Committee.
At Bay Towel, he worked to implement triple bottom line high performance strategies and saw considerable success from this process. By utilizing Environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, safety, and investing in people strategies, he led the firm to record financial results and stakeholder (customer, team member and community) loyalty. In April, Paul represented the US Department of Commerce at the OECD policy meeting in Paris and served again last September in New York.
There are political activists, environmental activists, social activists, and now, for the first time ever…a business activist! Because of his years of leadership, and his willingness to tackle the difficult issues, Paul brings an uncanny ability to understand how people intersect in the economy, environment and community. Consequently, he is able to work with firms to develop strategies that incorporate the triple bottom line and live the vision and values that they espouse while being sustainable economically!