Milton Zimmerman is a 35+ year veteran of the Natural Products Industry and has been the Executive Vice President of PRESENCE since 1995. Milton got his start in The Natural Foods Industry when he joined a Chicago-based beverage company in 1986 and was soon appointed as their National Sales Manager serving in that capacity for 8 years. A couple year stint working for a leading natural snack food manufacturer “seasoned” Milton and prepared him for his true calling – being a broker. Milton joined PRESENCE partners, Bill and Christine, 5 years into the company’s maturation and has loved the ride. Milton has built great friendships throughout the industry and is proud of his relationships with retailers and manufacturers from coast to coast. Today, Milton is the executive lead for NCG, INFRA and Fresh Thyme Market. He has also edited “PRESENCE News” since its inception 19 years ago.
Milton is a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois and a lifelong native of the Chicagoland area. Milton’s tenacious work ethic is surpassed only by his love of his family with his patient wife, Michelle and three daughters – Haley, Hanah and Talia, and a son – Jack Morris. Milton is an avid sports fan and loves all sporting events, especially Chicago Bears and Blackhawk games.
Milton is also active in the Chicagoland community and has served as Board Chairman of the JCFS Chicago. JCFS provides vital, individualized, results driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children and adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human needs. Milton is also Past President of JVS Chicago, an agency that provides career coaching guidance, job training, and crucial support to more than 5,000 Chicagoans annually. Milton is also on the Executive Board of Naturally Chicago where he serves as the Sponsorship Chairman. The Naturally Network is the largest natural and organic membership organization is the U.S. with affiliates in the largest metro areas.