Two alumni among Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:10:00 PM

Alumni Michael Holstad, ‘10 and Becky (Piasecki) Pinter, ’98, ‘04 were both recently named among Milwaukee’s “40 Under 40” by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” awards section profiles area individuals under age 40 who are making a difference in their professions and communities.

Hostad is the director of Web and mobile strategy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received a B.S. in Management degree from Stritch in 2010. 

The Journal article states that "Holdtad has helped to break down silos between departments at the university, gotten his students engaged in solving social problems with the App Brewery (a course on how to design mobile apps) and helped businesses scale up through Scale Up Milwaukee." View Hostad's profile in the Business Journal

Pinter is the chief operating officer at the MACC Fund, which funds childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. Pinter has two degrees from Stritch – a B.A. in Sociology in 1998 and a M.S. in Management in 2004.

After graduating from Stritch with her bachelor’s degree, Pinter went on to serve the University in a variety of functions within the Office of University Advancement, including as a fundraising coordinator, senior advancement associate and director of advancement programs. View Pinter's profile in the Business Journal

Pinter helps organize events and also collaborates with Jon McGlocklin, MACC Fund co-founder, in identifying both sponsors and donors. Pinker is credited with helping to raise nearly $20 million over the past six years. 

To be eligible for this honor, candidates must not turn 40 before Feb. 21, 2014, and must work within Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington or Waukesha counties.

Winners were also honored at an awards event held in downtown Milwaukee.