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Thomas Michael Plantenberg, American hospital administrator. Recipient Chief of Naval Information Mobilization award United States Navy, 1986, Bilger award, 1999, Ravitz award, 2000; named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1982.


Plantenberg, Thomas Michael was born on October 2, 1948 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. Son of William R. and Catherine J. (Barrus) Plantenberg.


Bachelor in Mass Communications, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1976. Master of Science in Administrative Science, University Wisconsin, Green Bay, 1987.


Communications specialist NN Corporation, Milwaukee, 1975. Feature writer, reporter Milwaukee Journal, 1976. Assistant director communications and development St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, 1976-1980.

Director planning and communications St. Mary's Medical Center, 1980-1984, administrative director marketing and business promotions, 1984. President Deaconess Fund, Cincinnati, 1990, 90-93. President, Chief Executive Officer Friends of Froedtert Hospital Foundation, Milwaukee, since 1994.

President Area Investment and Development Corporation, 1983. Consultant in field, Green Bay, since 1980.


Vice president communications United Way Brown County, Green Bay, 1982-1983. Board directors Allouez Youth Hockey Association, Green Bay, 1984-1985, Loretta Wells Scholarship Foundation (charter member), Green Bay, since 1981. Vice president Cystic Fibrosis "65 Roses" Club, Green Bay, since 1986.

Member marketing committee, board directors Brown County Civic Music Association, Green Bay since 1986. Manager Allouez Youth Soccer Association, Green Bay, 1979-1986. Trustee University Lake School, since 2000.

President Gyro International, Milwaukee council, 1998-1999. Wisconsin State president Navy League, since 1998. Served with United States Navy, 1969-1972.

With United States Naval Reserve, since 1976. Fellow Wisconsin Hospital Public Relations Marketing Society (secretary 1982-1983, vice president 1983-1984, president 1984-1985, board directors 1985-1986, 2 awards of Excellence, 1978, 79). Member American Society Healthcare Marketing, Wisconsin Society Hospital Planning Marketing (public relations committee 1983-1984), American College Healthcare Marketing (speaker national conference), Wisconsin Hospital Public Relations Association (board legislation representative 1985, 89).

Clubs: DePere (Wisconsin) Sportsman's. United States Naval Institute (Washington). Pittsfield Trap; Harley Owners Group.


  • Other Interests

    Designing and building furniture, racquetball, hunting, classical music, downhill skiing.


Married Barbara J. Burkard, June 19, 1971(divorced May 1997). Children: Eric Thomas, Aaron William.