Brewers owner Mark Attanasio to be commencement speaker at UW-Milwaukee commencement

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Mark Attanasio the chairman and principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers will be the featured speaker at both of UW-Milwaukee’s May 19 commencement ceremonies.

UWM has two commencement ceremonies at the UWM Panther Arena: the “black” ceremony at 9 a.m. and the “gold” ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Attanasio is credited with turning around the Milwaukee Brewers and building the team into one of the better organizations in major league baseball. When Attanasio took over in 2005, the Brewers hadn’t made the playoffs in 22 years. Since then, the team has qualified three times, making it to within one game of the World Series last year and being named Baseball America’s organization of the year.

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