Named in April 2018 as a Lifetime Achievement award recipient by the Milwaukee Business Journal, Thelma A. Sias has been recognized widely for her executive leadership and deep commitment to the community.
In February 2017, she was named to The History Makers for the Library of Congress and was later honored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation with the Doug Jansson Leadership Award. That same year she received the Civic Leaders Award by the Milwaukee Fellowship Open and featured in the Jewish Museum Milwaukee Allied in the Fight exhibit.
She was named to Savoy magazine’s 2016 list of Top Influential Women in Corporate America and was the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2015 40 under 40 Hall of Fame honoree.
As We Energies’ vice president of Local Affairs, Sias was responsible for building and enhancing long-term relationships with community leaders and local government to garner support and approval for the utility’s critical corporate initiatives.
Sias has spent her career excelling as a leading executive and professional speaker. She has held key leadership roles in the greater Milwaukee community and serves as a key connector to business, community and political leaders.
In addition to Sias’ stellar corporate career, she is politically astute and engaged in local and national issues. Sias has previously served as an advisor on local, state and national campaigns and was elected as a delegate for both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns.
She holds the position of co-chair of the finance committee for Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s fundraising campaign and has hosted a number of political representatives in her home including Senator Cory Booker, Representatives Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, and Gwen Moore and former second lady Dr. Jill Biden.