Robert Paltzer

Robert PaltzerTitle: Retired Executive

Company: Outagamie County

Location: Appleton, WI

APPLETON, WI, January 6, 2012, Robert “Toby” Paltzer Jr., Former Executive of Outagamie County, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public service.

Prior to his retirement from an illustrious career as county executive, Mr. Paltzer displayed an unparalleled approach to communication across officials and agencies both inside and outside of Outagamie County. He supervised a city budget of $210 million, which comprised its airport, a long-term health care facility for senior citizens and a recycling program that stretched over three counties, along with other projects. Drawing upon his business experience, he also managed methane gas sales. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Congressional Leadership Award in 2010. Moreover, he was inducted into the Who’s Who Top 10 Executives & Administrators in 2011. He attributes his success to the support of his family and parents, and treating people with dignity and respect.

Mr. Paltzer served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1964. For 40 years, he was a plant agronomist working with hybrid seed corn and hybrid winter wheat for milling. Today, he has four sons, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a volunteer for the Grand Chute Fire and Rescue Department for 45 years, and has been a member of the Outagamie 4H Club for 50 years, and a member of the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association for 30 years. He spends quite a bit of time at the Community Blood Center donating blood plasma and platelets.

Mr. Paltzer is very active in a myriad of professional organizations, including the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association, the Friends of Mosquito Hill Nature Center, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the National Association of Counties. Previously, he held positions as chairman of the County Executive and Administrator Association and the Wisconsin Counties Executives and Administrators Association, and as treasurer of the Outagamie Quality Milk Council. Furthermore, he dedicated his support for 30 years to the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association; 45 years to the Grand Chute Fire and Rescue Departments as an officer and volunteer; and an astounding 50 years to the Outagamie 4H Club.

Looking ahead toward a bright future, Mr. Paltzer aspires to share his experiences as an educator.

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