Joe Schmidt, President
Founding Member B2L Consortium

Joe Schmidt is a Principal at AES, a provider of Building Automation and Energy Solutions.  Prior to joining AES, Joe was responsible for business development and project management as a pre-construction manager at C.G. Schmidt and, more recently, as a senior project developer at Trane. His passion outside of work is strengthening the community by enhancing educational opportunities for thousands of Milwaukee-area youth. Specifically, he is focused on introducing youth to careers in the skilled trades. His service as a volunteer in a number of non-profit organizations has allowed him to do this. Currently, Joe serves as board president of the Building2Learn Consortium, a non-profit striving to produce equitable paths to lifelong employability for students and a sustainable pipeline of diverse talent for skilled trades and manufacturing careers. Joe is also chair of the Facilities Visioning Team for Catholic Community of Waukesha/Waukesha Catholic School System and a board member at Penfield’s Children’s Center. He has volunteered for the Milwaukee Development Committee (MDC), Community Warehouse Facilities Committee, Messmer High School Mentoring Program, as an advisor for Project Lead the Way at Brown Deer School District, as vice president of the University Laboratory Charter School, and on the education committee at St. Thomas More High School. He is a 2016 recipient of the BizTimes’ Media’s Next Generation Leadership Award. (testing)