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Barry McLeane

Barry McLeane

Project Manager, VCEDC

  • 1965, BSBA Degree with a dual major in Marketing and Finance from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  • Joined a small firm selling specialized chemicals to the shoe manufacturing industry. Traveled the central Midwest
  • 1967 married Johanna Audre’ McKim DePew, BFA Degree, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO. Two Daughters and families. Erica, Appleton, WI, Erin, SanFrancisco, CA
  • 1971 Accepted a commission position selling women's shoes for a small St. Louis firm. Expanded territory to encompass much of the Midwest.
  • Stayed on full commission my entire career accepting and/or seeking better positions in sales as they opened up in my stated territory. This culminated in a premier sales position with US Shoe Corporation, Cincinnati in 1985, and a move to Minneapolis, MN
  • US Shoe Corp. purchased by Nine West Group, NY in 1993. NWG purchased by Jones Apparel Group, Pittsburgh in 1997.
  • Salesman Of The Year 1998
  • Award, most product, by dollar volume, ever sold in the division, 1999.
  • Retired and moved to Vilas County full time 2000.
  • Became involved in numerous volunteer activities including Certified Fire Fighter (Nicolet College), VP Vilas County Lakes Assn., Chairman Kentuck Lake District 1998-2007, President Eagle River Rotary Club.
  • Elected Eagle River Man Of The Year in 2010