Scott Haag, CEO of Moore Oil Company, will be honored with the Patricia B. Apple Award by the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art at the 2013 Apple Award Dinner on Monday, May 20, at the Wisconsin Club. The Patricia B. Apple Award recognizes the exceptional support of individuals on behalf of the Haggerty Museum of Art, located on the Marquette University campus.
Haag served on the Friends of the Haggerty Board from 2003-09 and chaired the 2006 Friends Gala, the most successful fundraising event in the history of the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Haag currently serves on numerous boards throughout Milwaukee including: Children’s Hospital and Health System, The Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, The Milwaukee School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation and Life Navigators. Haag is also involved with Youth Frontiers, a nonprofit organization partnering with schools to build positive communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Through his efforts Haag has brought the Minneapolis-based program to several Milwaukee area schools.
“The Haggerty Museum of Art is thrilled to honor Scott Haag with the Friends of the Haggerty Apple Award,” said Wally Mason, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art. “Scott is a remarkable business and community leader who’s humanitarian efforts and support for the arts make Milwaukee a better place.”
As CEO of Moore Oil Company, a distributor of petroleum products servicing the state of Wisconsin, Haag’s leadership has focused on meeting the needs of his employees. This was exemplified in 2009, when he was named a CNN Hero of the Economy for initiating a program to provide support to his staff for the purchase of new or used cars after having made the difficult decision to institute a wage and hiring freeze in response to the downturn in the economy.
Haag graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in business. He is married to Linda Haag and is the proud father of two sons, Andrew and Tyler, who both reside in Milwaukee and are employees at Moore Oil.
The Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art provides transformational learning opportunities through its exhibitions and programs. The museum enriches the intellectual and creative life of the students, faculty and community at large by collecting, displaying, interpreting and contextualizing art objects from a range of historical periods and media. As a forum for critical inquiry, the museum seeks to promote visual literacy and advance knowledge across the academic disciplines.