Associated Bank Green Bay Market President and Business Segment Leader, Denis Hogan, was recently recognized by Brown County United Way for his outstanding contributions to the community, receiving the W. Heraly MacDonald Award. 

Numerous community leadership roles and accomplishments led to this recent recognition. Hogan joined Associated Bank in 2000, and has consistently played a vital role within the community. He recently joined the Brown County United Way Board of Directors. Hogan currently chairs three volunteer leadership committees within the Community Partnership for Children (CPC) initiative: the CPC Executive Committee, Steering Team and Leadership Council. 

In addition, due in large part to his involvement and commitment, in 2009 Associated Bank pledged $300,000 in support of the CPC initiative - the largest single contribution the organization ever made to a human services effort. Hogan was a driving force in the initial fundraising drive for the CPC that resulted in more than $1.5 million in multi-year pledges being raised. 

Hogan joined several volunteers and United Way staff on a two-day intensive education session at United Way Worldwide last winter, which was a catalyst not only for growing the CPC initiative, but also enhancing strategic planning for Brown County United Way as a whole. 

"Over the years, Denis Hogan has played a significant role in the growth and success of the Brown County United Way," said Adam Hard, Brown County United Way Marketing & Communications Director. "When Denis is involved in a project or cause, it's never in name only; he gives generous amounts of his time and expertise and doesn't hesitate to challenge the status quo. He exemplifies what it means to be a community leader," he said. 

The W. Heraly MacDonald Award originated in 1964. William Heraly MacDonald, a division manager at Wisconsin Public Service from 1950 until his death in 1960, was a leader with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Green Bay Community Chest (the predecessor to United Way), the Boy Scouts, and several other local organizations.