Accelerate October 2022

Describe your role. As a leader of an organization, I believe my overarching goal is to serve. Serve students, families, our faculty and staff. Making sure all those constituents have the tools, the opportunities and the resources to provide an inspiring educational experience for our students. What has been your biggest takeaway since starting in your new role? Each and every school has a distinctly different culture and climate. If I could give one bit of advice to parents, it is to explore your options and learn about the school your child attends. Making sure it is a good fit for your child and family. What is the most important lesson you've learned in your career? Be a good listener! Actively listen to people in your day-today life. What’s the first job you ever had? Milwaukee County lifeguard. What's your dream job? I truly have enjoyed my career and appreciated the opportunity to play a small role in the development of thousands of young people. Many who are now leaders in various fields around the world. What is your personal key to success? Having a wonderful and supportive partner in life. My wife plays a large role in not only my work/life balance, but also as a confidant and advisor. What book are you currently reading or would you recommend? The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived by Admiral WilliamMcRaven. It is an easy short read. What is something unique about you? Uniquely un-unique. What is your favorite pastime? My wife and I love spending time with our family. From our adult children to grandchildren, every opportunity we have them together is special to us. You never stop being a parent. • ROBERT FINE President, St. John's Northwestern Academies EXECUTIVE PROFILE WAUKESHA COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE, INC. | WAUKESHA.ORG 16