Glen Loyd, the â€œAction Manâ€ from the Green Bay area and now consumer protection spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcastersâ€™ Hall of Fame in June. He was honored by his coworkers and peers yesterday during an assembly at the DATCP state office building in Madison. Division of Trade and Consumer Protection (TCP) Administrator Janet Jenkins, TCP Manager Jim Rabbitt, and DATCP Secretary Rod Nilsestuen each gave Glen tokens of their gratitude for the work that heâ€™s done for Wisconsinâ€™s consumers. A short video also showed how active he was during his broadcasting career and how he took seven corporations that were the worst environmental polluters in the Green Bay area to court and won. He never gained anything personally from the suit, but he forced the companies to stop polluting; according to Glen, â€œthe air in Green Bay smells better now.â€
Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of working with Glen on the DATCP web site redesign. He recognized the importance of making consumer protection information visible on the site because it received the most hits. In light of the recent gas price increases, he was right. On a more personal note, Glen is one of the nicest guys in the agency. He always has a skip in his step and a smile on his face, and he always says hello (at least he says hello to me when I see him). And I donâ€™t think he has any desire to slow down anytime soon, especially at the age of 65. I can only hope to have his energy, drive, and dedication for as long as he has had it.