Waukesha, WI / Plymouth, MN / Palatine, IL / Moline, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
MRA, a not-for-profit employers association, announced the appointment of Bill Budzien as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Human Resource Services. Budzien will lead several MRA departments and oversee the organization’s financial operations. As the second largest employers association in the country, MRA is a trusted source of cutting edge information, training, and counsel to more than 4,400 employers.
“I’m pleased to add Bill to our Senior Management Team,” noted Susan Fronk, MRA’s president and CEO. Fronk continued, “Bill’s financial acumen will advance MRA’s strengths, and his experience is an ideal match for oversight of our Safety, Recruiting, Association Management, and Conference lines of business.” With a myriad of services designed to help member organizations develop an engaged, high-performing workforce, MRA partners with its members to address their unique HR needs.
Budzien received an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in accounting and mathematics from St. John’s University in Minnesota. With notable accomplishments during his positions with several Wisconsin-based companies, Budzien’s experience includes directorships in management systems, financial planning & analysis, and general management of manufacturing operations.
In previous CFO and EVP positions, Budzien had accountability for bottom-line results and working capital management, as well as responsibility for accounting, human resources, information technology, customer services, and other operational departments to drive profitable growth while being customer-focused. Budzien’s broad-based experience in both manufacturing and service industries, with both privately held and public companies, brings additional depth to MRA’s Senior Management Team and supports MRA’s passionate commitment to helping its members achieve their business goals.
Founded in 1901, MRA is a not-for-profit employer association headquartered in Waukesha, WI that serves 4400 employers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, covering 800,000 employees. MRA, one of the largest employer associations in the nation, helps its member organizations to thrive by creating powerful teams and safe, successful workplaces. MRA conducts 1300 learning events each year. MRA members receive access to expert guidance, best practices, professionally facilitated roundtables, essential tools, and dozens of business services in the areas of human resources and training. In October 2012, Trusight joined the MRA family when MRA became the parent company to this Minnesota-based employer association. To learn more and to become a member of MRA, visit http://www.mranet.org/Home.aspx. MRA’s offices are located in the cities of Waukesha, WI, Plymouth, MN, Palatine, IL and Moline, IL.