Dean Amhaus was not always a champion of Milwaukee. A Cudahy native, he left Wisconsin in the mid-‘70s to attend college, spending time in both Washington D.C. and New York City.

But he returned to Wisconsin and eventually became the founding president and CEO of The Water Council. Now, he is focused on water technology as an offering that differentiates Milwaukee from other cities. Read more in this BizTimes article recognizing Dean as the 2023 Regional Spirit Award winner.