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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Autry CEO Daniel Finley leaves behind foreclosed Wisconsin home for California Gold

New Autry CEO Daniel Finley and wife Jenifer lefted behind their Waukesha County, Wisconsin home to face foreclosure for California riches.
Fundraising savvy did not carry over to family finances for Wisconsin's and new California residents Daniel and Jenifer Finley.
The new Autry National Center CEO Daniel Finley and wife, Jenifer were apparently in such a haste to find California Gold, that they lefted their million dollar Wisconsin home and its $5,432 monthly mortgage to face the "foreclosure forces" of Associated Bank 
In a story by the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, the one-time Republican Waukesha County Executive who served four terms in office from 1991-2005 and former CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum, along with his wife Jenifer are the subjects of a lawsuit by Associated Bank. The lawsuit claims the Finleys are derelict in making their $5,432 monthly mortgage payments towards a 2008 $1.2 million dollar loan for the home pictured above. Further, we should note the Finleys soon after the $1.2 million loan, also arrainged for another $70,000 equity mortgage.
As reported in the story, "Associated Bank is seeking foreclosure and sale of the property and is asking that the Finleys each be held personally liable for any unpaid debt remaining after sale proceeds are applied to the mortgage, interest and costs".
Finley, who was credited for using his political savvy (at one time, Finley was consider a candidate to replace former Governor Tommy Thompson) and fundraising expertise to save the Milwaukee Public Musuem from near financial meltdown, apparently risks his own financial ruin in moving west to become Jackie Autry's latest front person.
Meanwhile, the "Friends of the Southwest Museum's upcoming "Soda-Tasting Fundrasier" is garnering attention from the likes of Yelp.com and we can report that one donor has already made a $1,000 donation! 
After all, if Mr. Finley can't practice financial accountability at home, can we trust him to exercise financial integrity in raising the capital to reopen a Los Angeles icon?
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in the Southwest Museum's Home Council District.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

We really don't have to worry whether uber right wing conservative Finley has the fund raising prowess to raise money from for the Southwest Museum -- the Autry management has already made it clear that it now refuses to raise private or public or any money for the Southwest. They simply refuse to do what a proper museum board is supposed to do.

They have constantly showered all money and grant applications on the Autry Museum in Griffith Park leaving the Southwest Museum to be their warehouse and collection cleaning location.

It is time to organize a boycott of the Autry and its biggest financial supporters like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. It's always the financial whores of our society that cannot keep their own financial house in order, isn't it?

July 21, 2011 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah look at Alatorre.

July 21, 2011 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are not serious are you? A guy hired to straighten out the mess at the Autry leaves a big pile of steaming poop back in Wisconsin? Niiiice.

July 21, 2011 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

George Bush did the same when he left office, but on a larger scale----he created shit and debt all over the world, ran away and left it for the next guy to clean up. Now he giggles, plays golf and gets millions of dollars for personal appearances.

July 22, 2011 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Finley's arrives in town and has the nerve to publicly declare he will give the Southwest Museum building to "anyone" who will take it. This from a guy who doesn't keep his own signed commitments. I guess Jackie Autry and Finley are "birds of feather".

Anyone would be a sucker to take up the offer without the Autry first fulfilling the "price" of its merger with the Southwest: pay for the upgrade of the Southwest Museum building.

July 22, 2011 11:16 AM  

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