MILWAUKEE —The International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW), an organization dedicated to the promotion of international cooperation, understanding, and a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural perspective, announced that Dr. Paul F. Trebian, Ed.D., MBA/TM, MA, BS, has been named the Interim President & CEO by the organization’s Board of Directors. Trebian replaces Dr. Brian Curry.

The IIW initiates, coordinates, and sponsors a variety of activities and programs appropriate to the fulfillment of its purpose, including immigration and social services, refugee resettlement, citizen diplomacy, and interpretation and translation.

“Paul has significant experience dealing with large funding streams from the state and federal government legislations, plus he has been working at the national level with agencies and dealing directly with Capitol Hill,” said Donna Roeber, IIW Chairperson. “He has performed in an interim capacity on other occasions, and he describes his role as caretaker until a permanent president and CEO is named. We are appreciative of his commitment as he helps lead the IIW through this transition.”

“I care deeply for the IIW, its mission, vision, and the constituents we serve,” said Trebian. “I look forward to working with our excellent staff on providing services to individuals throughout southeastern Wisconsin and to guiding the Institute in the coming months.”

Trebian, a native Alaskan, has more than 38 years of experience in many disciplines including architecture, medical, information services, social services, business ownership, and higher education. He has experience in assisting business leaders with a holistic approach to strategic management, process improvement, and organizational development to achieve the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Trebian has served on the IIW’s Board of Directors for over eight years, currently as the Vice Chair. He has earned Bachelor of Science, Master of Architecture, Master of Business Administration, and a Doctoral Degree in Education.

The IIW also produces the annual Holiday Folk Fair International, with the 2023 event scheduled to be held Fri., Nov. 17 – Sun., Nov. 19 at the State Fair Park Exposition Center.

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