Leading Through Crisis
Paul Farrow, County Executive, Waukesha County
Paul will talk about what it takes to lead through a crisis and lead a discussion of our group.
Paul Farrow graduated from Waukesha County Technical College and Carroll University. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010 and to the Wisconsin State Senate in December 2012. Farrow was elected as Waukesha County Executive in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.
In 2018, Farrow was appointed to the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC), which advises the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters that impact state and local governments.
In 2017, Farrow served as a contributing member for two of the White House’s 2017 Infrastructure Summits in Washington, D.C., along with other state and local officials from across the country.
As co-chair of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership (M7) Economic Advisory Council, Paul provides strategic direction for international economic development in the region. The M7 has leveraged regional partnerships to bring business such as Foxconn, HARIBO, Milwaukee Tool, and Colbert Packaging to Southeast Wisconsin.
Farrow recently led a group of private and public sector partners in establishing the Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development organization that serves as a one-stop shop for new and expanding businesses in Waukesha County. Farrow continues a family legacy of political action, as the son of the former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow. Margaret Farrow was first woman to hold the Lieutenant Governorship in the state and served on many educational boards. Paul Farrow lives in Pewaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, Amy, and their two adult sons.