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WSB Alum Dorri McWhorter Recognized with 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

By Alumni Relations

April 19, 2024

Dorri McWhorter poses with her award alongside Jennifer Mnookin, chancellor of UW–Madison, and Vallabh Sambamurthy, dean of WSB. Photo by Andy Manis
Dorri McWhorter (BBA '95) is recognized alongside Jennifer Mnookin, chancellor of UW–Madison, and Vallabh "Samba" Sambamurthy, WSB's Albert O. Nicholas Dean. Photo by Andy Manis

Wisconsin School of Business alum Dorri McWhorter (BBA ’95) has been recognized with a 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin−Madison for her business accomplishments and ongoing commitment to social impact.

She was presented with the award at a campus ceremony on April 18.

Described as a socially conscious business leader dedicated to improving the world, McWhorter is the president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. After double majoring in accounting and human resources at WSB, she held several positions and leadership roles across the private and nonprofit sectors, including CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. McWhorter also serves on WSB’s External Advisory Board.

“Dorri is a veritable change-maker and a force for good—no matter where she goes,” says Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business. “Throughout her distinguished career, Dorri has been driven by the values of collaboration, innovation, and inclusion. Her vision of business success is one where everyone moves forward together. She is the perfect choice for this recognition and is a true embodiment of what it means to be a Business Badger.”

The Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award recognizes individuals with ties to UW–Madison who have contributed to economic growth and social good, served as entrepreneurial models for the UW community, and inspired the campus culture of entrepreneurship.

2024 Entrepreneurial Awards Winner: Dorri McWhorter

Read more about the 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards.

Video courtesy of UW–Madison.