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credit bureau and employment agency executive

Wilma Mark Wise, American credit bureau and employment agency executive. Named Boss of Year, American Business Women's Association, 1979, DuPage County Business and Professional Outstanding Woman, 1989.


Wise, Wilma Mark was born on March 13, 1926 in Frankfort, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Paul and Louise (Staedke) Mark.


Student, Metropolitan Business College, 1943—1944. Graduate, University Graduate School Business, 1975.


Owner, partner Naperville Credit Bureau, Illinois, 1958—1970. General manager, vice president First Suburban Service, Naperville, 1970—1975. President, general manager Wise Surburban Service, Inc., Division Snelling and Snelling, Wise Credit Bureau, Wise-TempForce, Illinois, since 1975.

Member, president Naperville District Northern 203 Career Education Advisory Council, since 1971. Member executive committee North Central College Community Fund Doctor, since 1980, chairman, 1984—1985, 1990—1991. Member executive committee DuPage County Private Industry Council, since 1983.

1st president Illinois Business Week, 1984. Member DuPage Board Health, since 1984. Trustee Naperville Township, since 1990.


Member, president Naperville District Northern 203 Career Education Advisory Council, 1971. Member Executive Committee North Center College Community Fund Drive, 1980, chairman, 1984-1985, 90-91. Member Executive Committee DuPage County Private Industry Council, 1983.

Member DuPage Board of Health,1984. Member Illinois Association Pers. Cons. (board directors 1976-1981) Illinois Collector's Association (board directors 1982, vice president 1983-1984, president 1985-1986), American Collector's Association, International.

Fellowship Certified Collectors, Associated Credit Burs. Inc. (International Key Leadership award 1979, Excellence award 1984), Associated Credit Burs. Illinois (board directors 1975, president 1979-1980), Women in Management (Woman of Achievement award 1982), Naperville Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1960-1966, Athena award Business Woman of Year 1989), Downers GroveC. of C. (board directors 1972-1975), Naperville Organ Society Lutheran (member of council 1978-1984), Cosmopolitan Dance.


Married Perry Kenneth Wise, September 5, 1948 (deceased June 1990). Children: Douglas Kent, Dennis Mark.

Paul Mark

Louise (Staedke) Mark

Perry Kenneth Wise

Dennis Mark Wise

Douglas Kent Wise