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July 31, 2020 - Funding available for eviction support 

July 30, 2020 - LSS and Waukesha County Continue to Provide Critical Birth to 3 Services Durving COVID-19

 

June 3, 2020 - Héctor Colón LSS Statement Regarding George Floyd Transcript 

October 22, 2019 Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan President and CEO Héctor Colón Named Finalist for 2019 BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards

May 16, 2019 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Transfers Domestic Adoption to Holt International

February 4, 2019 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Names Jackie Harcourt Vice President of Fundraising

February 3, 2019 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Receives $100,000 Grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

January 23, 2019 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Statement on the Marquette University President's Challenge

October 8, 2018 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Receives Otto Bremer Trust Grant for Positive Avenues Daytime Resource Center

September 5, 2018 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan to Launch Pilot Program for SchoolCentered Mental Health in Partnership with United Community Center

June 27, 2018 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Expands Connections Program to Five Additional Counties in Southeast Wisconsin

March 12, 2018 - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Announces Office Move, New Board of Directors Members

June 5, 2017 - Lutheran Social Services names Héctor Colón President & CEO

Héctor Colón, Servant CEO

President and CEO 

Lutheran Social Services Of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Servant-CEO, Héctor Colón is the President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS). Under his visionary and Servant-Leadership approach, Colón has positioned LSS for greatness - adapting new models and business strategies to increase impact and viability for staff, clients and the organization. Before the start of Colón’s tenure in 2017, the organization had not met its budget for four consecutive years. Since that time, LSS has generated multi-million dollar surpluses with a gain of $2.4 million in 2019.

No stranger to financial turnarounds, Colón worked with his team to turn multi-million dollar deficits into multi-million dollar surpluses while serving as Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, he led several countywide initiatives, including efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, end chronic homelessness, transform mental health care, and end a 30-year waitlist for disabilities services.

Héctor will say that his own personal and professional turnaround began in boxing. As a member and champion of the national USA Boxing team, he won seven national titles and competed in the 1992 Olympic trials. At the height of his boxing career, Colón stepped away from a lucrative boxing career to serve God. Today, he is an independent director on the board of USA Boxing where he and the organization focus on inspiring athletes to discover their own path towards personal and professional greatness.

Colón’s life experiences and success prepared him to answer the call of Servant-CEO. He is working to inspire a Servant-CEO collective to revolutionize the social services sector as we know it today in the following ways:

  • Position the nonprofit industry as the employer of choice
  • Fully commit to the growth and development of all clients and their potential for greatness
  • Reimagine a Servant-Led sector that will thrive well beyond the next century

Colón was recently named the Nonprofit Executive of the Year by BizTimes Media and the Hispanic Man of the year by United Migrant Opportunity  Services (UMOS). His first book, “From Boxing Ring to Boardroom: Five Virtues For Life and Leadership” is set to release in August 2020.

 

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Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214
414-246-2300

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