Congrats to John Dunn, one of our 2018 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County!

Get to know him a little bit.

Name: John Dunn

Title/Company: VP Technical Product Management, GE Digital/GE Healthcare

Hometown: Munster, IN

Favorite part of your job: I enjoy solving puzzles. Pulling the people, process and technology together to deliver health care equipment to the world is a never-ending puzzle.

If you could tell someone why it’s important to be involved in the community in one sentence, what would you say? You may see a lot of things wrong with the world, but you can make an amazingly positive impact on other people if you focus in on one issue and try to influence it.

Favorite thing about living/working in Waukesha County/southeast Wisconsin: Southeast Wisconsin provides access to global commerce in a very livable area with easy access to important things like good people, beautiful parks and Marquette basketball games.

Favorite movie or book: Ready Player One was an incredibly entertaining book.

Favorite food: Slow cooked pork shoulder allows time for an extra drink.

Something unique about you: I won the AT&T long distance shoot out at a Bulls game while in high school. I’m still working off the free long distance certificates 😉

One thing you couldn’t live without: My Big Green Egg BBQ

What was your first job? I worked on the help desk for the local utility company in high school.

If you could do another job for just one day: Trump’s cabinet

Three best words to describe you: Passionate, playful and imaginative

In your opinion, what makes a great leader? Empathy

What drives you to succeed? I’m passionate about helping groups of people come together to become high performing teams. The coaching that goes into it and the growth folks see as a result motivates me every day.

What is the most pressing issue facing our area and why? Too many kids who aren’t inspired to succeed. Their natural curiosity isn’t being nurtured to help prepare for a future workforce that will need them to work differently than we do today. The result for our local economy can include inability to attract employers and high social costs.

What is your favorite saying or word? If you aren’t taking risks you are settling for mediocrity.

Register for our 2018 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program here.