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BUDDE, Michael

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Budde, Michael. (Dubuque, IA, Oct. 18, 1945-- ). Budde received a bachelor's degree from LORAS COLLEGE and advanced degrees from Marquette University, in Milwauke, Wisconsin and South Dakota State University. From 1971 to 1988, Budde worked as an Associate Professor of Sociology at LORAS COLLEGE.

In 1985 Budde established the Center for Business and Social Research which provided survey research services to many area businesses and non-profits on a fee for service basis. (1)

He co-founded ADVANCED DATA-COMM. INC. in 1988 and served as its president.

From January 1, 1978, to January 1, 1994, Budde served as a councilman and mayor of Asbury, Iowa.

Budde was named to the JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BUSINESS HALL OF FAME in 2006. (2)



1. Arnold, Bill, "Tri-States' Job Environment Requires Stream of New Faces," Telegraph Herald, March 1, 1992, p. 1

2. "Business Icons Bound for Hall of Fame," Telegraph Herald, June 12, 2006, p. 5