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Walter Sava

Cultural Administrator / Author

  • Fellow
  • 2006
Letters, Arts, Latino Culture, Social Service

Walter Sava, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Latino Historical Society of Wisconsin, and the former executive director of Latino Arts, Inc., in Milwaukee.  Experience prior to that includes six years serving as executive director of La Casa de Esperanza, Inc., in Waukesha; general supervisor of community services for Wisconsin Electric Power Company; and executive director of Centro de la Comunidad Unida/United Community Center in Milwaukee.  He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award (2005), the Maclovio Barraza Leadership Award, and the National Council of La Raza (2006).

Sava has co-authored three books about Latinos in Wisconsin: La Casa de Esperanza: A History (Pilar Melero, 2011), Latinos in Waukesha (Aracadia Publishing, 2007) and Latinos in Milwaukee (Arcadia Publishing, 2006). He remains an active member of the Greater Milwaukee community, including past or present service on the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust, Latinos United For Political Action, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Strategic Development Commission, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.

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