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Elmer Moore

About Elmer Moore

Director of Scale Up Milwaukee Elmer Moore stops by the podcast. He shares stories about his upbringing, experiencing 9/11, Scale Up Milwaukee and more!

Topics Covered
  • Elmer’s backstory
  • The impact his parents had on him
  • His amazing past amateur dance/modeling career
  • The effect of witnessing 9/11
  • His views on the city of Milwaukee and what makes him optimistic
  • What problems most small businesses have when they come to Scale Up and how they succeed

Elmer Moore Jr. believes in people, places and things. A transplant to the Midwest, Elmer tells the story of his life in names and places including Nicole, Baltimore, Maine, and Elmer Sr.

As executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Elmer helps create a platform for growth with programs including the Scalerator, CEO Forum for Growth, Meet the Masters series, and a growing membership platform. In 2016, Scale Up Milwaukee companies added more than 300 new jobs.

Elmer came to Milwaukee as the Director of Business Development for Allen Edmonds Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of premium men’s footwear. He previously led multicultural student recruitment as Associate Dean of Admissions at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and has travelled extensively speaking and teaching on the topics of admissions, diversity, and public speaking. Elmer also teaches entrepreneurship at Marquette University.

Elmer serves on the board of Make a Difference Wisconsin, an organization teaching financial literacy to teens. He earned his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City.