Joanne Cleaver has been producing stories since 1981. Cleaver began her career as a freelance business journalist by writing for Crain’s Chicago Business. In 2004, Cleaver joined the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a deputy business editor. She remade the paper’s Sunday real estate section, winning a national ‘best’ award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in 2006. Today, she manage projects to advance women in the accounting, transportation and other industries.