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CEO at Milwaukee nonprofit went from migrant worker to boss

 

October 20, 2019



MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Lupe Martinez was a child he was called El Viejito, which means "the old man" in Spanish. Given the circumstances, it was an appropriate nickname.

"I never had a childhood," Martinez said. "In my family, there were 10 children, and I, as the fifth member, was the interpreter. I would pay all the bills, I managed the finances for the family, and I would manage the health needs of the family."

These days, Martinez, 74, can be found managing the operations of over 40 performance-based program contracts as the president and chief executive officer of UMOS, a position he...



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