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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Delta L. Triplett

Candidate For State Senate 06

Delta L. Triplett

Candidate Background

Party: 
Democratic

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Delta L. Triplett was born in Milwaukee, WI. He is the youngest of twelve siblings and was raised by a very strong mother who made sure all of her children went to school because she knew the value of education.  In 1976 as a young first grader, Delta was given the opportunity to attend school in the Whitefish Bay School District through the newly developed Chapter 220 Busing Program.  Upon his graduation, he became the first African American student to complete first through twelfth grade in the Whitefish Bay School District.
 
Delta went on to enlist in the US Navy and joined the elite US Submarine fleet as a sonar technician.  He served his country and is a wartime veteran of Operation Desert Storm.  After completing his tour of duty in the US Navy, he went on to become a student-athlete as a member of the University of Wisconsin Badgers Football Program.  While in college he worked with community organizations and local schools as a parent liaison for troubled youth.
 
After working his way through college with the help of veteran benefits and student loans, Delta returned home to work with the youth of his community as a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools District and later became the Milwaukee County MLK Community Center Manager.
 
In 2000, Delta was given the opportunity to work as a diversity recruitment consultant for MPS where he played a key role in the hiring of several teachers into the school district.   He went on to work as a diversity consultant for several corporations including GE Infrastructure via Kelly Services, Cooper Power Systems, and Harley Davidson before launching his own company, The Ten Group, LLC, in June of 2006.
 
Delta Triplett owns and operates the only diversity recruitment and consulting firm in the State of Wisconsin.  He has helped several clients from the likes of Johnson Controls, Kohl’s Corporate, and Quarles & Brady LLP; to increase their diversity talent within critical roles of their organizations.