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Austin Ramirez is President and CEO of Husco International, a privately-held engineering and manufacturing company. During his tenure as CEO the company has tripled in size to $500M and received recognition as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Austin began his career as consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in corporate finance.
An engaged citizen of Milwaukee with a passion for urban education, Austin has served on several education-focused nonprofit boards and is a co-founder of St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, a K-12 faith-based school serving 1,300 low-income students on Milwaukee’s south side. He is a founder and co-chair of Democracy Found, a non-partisan political reform organization focused on implementing open primaries and ranked-choice voting.
Austin holds a BS in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University. He is a former USA Swimming National Champion and World Championships gold medalist. Austin was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, served as White House Fellow in 2016-17 and is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.