john e. pfefferle , Arts '66
John Pfefferle has ties that run deep in his community. The Marquette alumnus lives out his alma mater’s mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service through his professional career as president and owner of Pfefferle Companies, a commercial property management and sales company, but just as importantly through his involvement with numerous community organizations in the Fox Valley. He serves as a board member for St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, president of the Fox Valley Family Practice Residency Clinic, trustee for the Xavier/Appleton Catholic Educational System, and a member of the Jesuit Retreat House Advisory Board in Oshkosh, to name a few. He has been instrumental in major renovations to Xavier High School in Appleton.
Jesuit ideals were instilled in John early on in his life. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School before earning degrees in philosophy and theology from Marquette University. After graduation, he traveled around the country, working for an appraisal company. Eventually he moved to his hometown of Appleton, where he began his real estate career. John is now considered the most active and prominent developer and manager of commercial real estate in the Fox Cities region.
John also enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynn, their three children and seven grandchildren, all of who live in the Appleton area.