Advocate Aurora executive Vincent Lyles leaving for new community job
Prominent Milwaukee executive Vincent Lyles is leaving Advocate Aurora Health and will become the next executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's initiative focused on racial equity.
Danae Davis announced in July that Lyles would be retiring. Lyles will replace Lyles. Lyles is currently the Advocate Aurora Health Care vice president of community relations, a position that he has held since January 2019. He is the most recent Advocate Aurora executive to leave Milwaukee in recent years. In July 2019, former co-CEO Dr. Nick Turkal resigned when Jim Skogsbergh became sole-CEO of Advocate Aurora. Only three executives from legacy Aurora Health Care are still in the top leadership ranks of Advocate Health after the closing of the Atrium transaction on Dec. 2. Lyles is well-known for his charitable work in the area. He was the president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee between 2011 and 2018. Milwaukee Succeeds was launched in 2011. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation committed $1 million to the program in 2015. Ellen Gilligan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation's CEO, stated in a press release that Vincent is an undisputed Milwaukee changemaker and that his passion for helping Black and Brown children reach their full potential is in perfect alignment with the foundation’s generational commitment towards racial equality. Lyles will become Milwaukee Succeeds' third leader. "I am very grateful to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Succeeds for their trust in my abilities. Lyles stated in the release that it was both an honor as well as a privilege to continue the legacy of Danae Davis, a friend and leader. The work accomplished is impressive. I look forward working with the Milwaukee Succeeds group and coalition of community partners to take this work further for our children and Milwaukee's long-term future.