Valerie Daniels-Carter Is the Black Woman Quietly Running Sports in Wisconsin

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Have you heard of Valerie Daniels-Carter? If you haven’t, that’s ok for you’re in the same boat as mostly everyone outside of Wisconsin.

But hers is a name you need to know.

Valerie Daniels-Carter is a highly successful businesswoman. She’s the founder of V&J Holding Companies in Milwaukee and has risen to become of the country’s most successful fast-food franchisers.

She and her brother, John Daniels, Jr., established V & J Foods Inc. in 1982 and became a Burger King franchisee in 1984 with a single store. The company now owns 38 stores across Wisconsin and Detroit.

V & J National Enterprises, LLC and V & J United Enterprises, founded in 1997 and 1999, respectively, are Pizza Hut franchisees. They operate 64 restaurants across upstate New York and Western Massachusetts.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Valerie also carved out her place in Wisconsin sports.

She is not only a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, but she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers.

“There are couples that own the Bucks,” said Daniels-Carter in an interview with WTMJ4. “I’m the only African American female that’s single that I know of that owns the Bucks.”

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