Mr. Morby’s client portfolio has included politicians, non-profits, small and mid-size businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. His work focuses on building coalitions, connecting business leaders with government and helping all types of organizations navigate the ever-changing world of earned and social media.
Mr. Morby has been influential in the creation of a number of grassroots campaigns and coalitions including the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition and the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA). The WBIA grew with the state’s ethanol industry to become a nationally recognized non-profit corporation focused on support and development of bio based renewable fuels and power generation in Wisconsin.
A graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Morby spent the early part of his career as a staff and freelancer writer for number of publications in Wisconsin including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin State Journal. He transitioned from journalism to politics when he served as the campaign press secretary for Ed Thompson’s historic bid for the governor’s office in 2002. Mr. Morby then served as a spokesperson for Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle.
After serving in the Governor’s office, Mr. Morby began working as a public affairs adviser for number of companies specializing in the Midwest’s energy and economic development sectors. He has successfully served the needs of Wisconsin’s largest utilities, ethanol and bio power producers, solar companies, commercial real estate developers and health care professionals in a variety of capacities.
In the community, Mr. Morby serves as a member of the board of directors of the Urban Ecology Center, a member of the Milwaukee Rotary Club and a director of the Pine Beach Boat Club.
Mr. Morby lives in Milwaukee’s historic Washington Heights neighborhood with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for boats, waterfowl hunting and retrievers.