American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
Robert Wynn is the founder and owner of two small businesses - Akamai LLC, which is a community education and business development consulting firm, and ProSquared LLC, which provides professional and career development services for athletes.
Prior to opening his own businesses, Mr. Wynn created a number of financial education programs while he was the Financial Education Officer at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. These programs include widely recognized and sustained projects such as the Money Conferences, the Millionaires Clubs®, the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowls®, CLIMB® and the Intelligent Arts Showcase®. Mr. Wynn also led the creation and coordination of the first ever “Governor’s Summit on Venture Capital,” which helped to enhance the private investment infrastructure for the State of Wisconsin.
Earlier in his career, as Director of Minority Business Development at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Mr. Wynn developed the policy and legislative framework that established the Early Planning Grant and Minority Business Development Funds. These innovative sources of capital for minority-owned businesses provided a total of $10 million, and leveraged an additional $70 million for the benefit of hundreds of minority owned firms while creating or retaining 2800 jobs.
In addition, Mr. Wynn is the founder of a number of other entities and programs, all geared toward community development and economic empowerment. These include:Asset Builders of America Inc., a non-profit financial education organization; Urban Economic Development Association, a community development trade association; Halifax Institute, an urban think tank; Pipeline to Wall Street, a program to foster more diversity in the financial services industry; and the Visionary Young Professionals, a network of young adults who are dedicated to creating wealth development strategies for individuals and communities of color.
Mr. Wynn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead – Cain Scholar, and he earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. He is passionate about investment education and he served consecutive terms on the national board of directors of Better Investing. He is also a former member of the Federal Reserve’s Consumer Advisory Council.
Bob is the recipient of several awards, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minority Advocate of the Year. He and his wife, Millie, reside in Madison, Wisconsin and they both consider APT to be an extraordinarily unique community treasure.