BizTimes Staff


Andrew Weiland


Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

(414) 336-7120

Arthur Thomas

Managing Editor | Director of Audience Engagement

Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

(414) 336-7123

Maredithe Meyer

Associate Editor

Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

(414) 336-7115

Ashley Smart


Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.

(414) 336-7144

Cara Spoto


Cara covers nonprofits, healthcare and education for BizTimes. Cara lives in Waukesha with her husband, a teenager, a toddler, a dog named Neutron, a bird named Potter, and a lizard named Peyoye. She loves music, food, and comedy, but not necessarily in that order.

414) 336-7116

Hunter Turpin


Hunter covers commercial and residential real estate for BizTimes. He previously wrote for the Waukesha Freeman and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee, with a degree in journalism and urban studies, he was news editor of the UWM Post. He has received awards from the Milwaukee Press Club and Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Hunter loves cooking, gardening and 2000s girly pop.

414) 336-7121


Dan Meyer


Dan, a graduate of Marquette University, founded BizTimes in 1995 and has been in publishing for 33 years. He’s had the privilege to work with great team members in the growth of BizTimes Media. Dan likes to spend time fishing in Northern Wisconsin, traveling, playing golf with friends and spending time with his wife Kate and four children Maredithe, Brian, Daniel and Margo.

(414) 336-7114

Kate Meyer

Community Engagement/Owner

Kate has been part of the BizTimes journey since its inception in 1995. More recently, she supports sales, marketing and new business development. She engages with the regions nonprofits and is inspired by their impact on our community. Kate graduated from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. She spent 12 years in sales and marketing in the paper industry at Champion International and Appleton Papers. She and her husband Dan have four children.

Mary Ernst

Director of Operations & Events

Mary is Director of Operations and Events for BizTimes Media. She joined the company in 2008, and has served in a variety of roles. A Brookfield native, Mary attended Mount Mary University, where she studied Business Administration. She lives in Hartland with her husband, Scott, a precocious parrot and the office mascot, miniature poodle Duffy.

(414) 336-7125

Sue Herzog

Administrative Coordinator

Sue joined BizTimes Media in 2017. She previously worked at the Better Business Bureau, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Greater Milwaukee Committee. She studied History at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Sue lives in Oak Creek with her husband Phil, her son, Jacob and cat, Cesare. Her two older sons, Adam and Ryan live in Minneapolis. She enjoys cooking, traveling and attending concerts.

(414) 336-7100

Production & Design

Alex Schneider

Senior Graphic Designer

Alex is a Graphic Designer at BizTimes Media. He joined the team in fall of 2014. Born and raised in Madison, Alex attended Carroll University where he studied Graphic Communications and Marketing. He currently resides on the upper east side, just minutes away from the beach. He enjoys the outdoors and improving his skills as an artist.

(414) 336-7113


Linda Crawford

Director of Sales

Linda is the Director of Sales for BizTimes Media. A graduate of The University of Texas, Crawford joined BizTimes in 2014. Previously, she served in sales and sales management positions at Central Office Systems, the Journal Sentinel Specialty Media Group, Trails Media and The Business Journal. She lives in Glendale with her husband, Tom.

(414) 336-7112

Christie Ubl

Senior Account Executive

Christie joined the BizTimes team in the fall of 2015 as an account executive. As a UW-Milwaukee graduate, she brings a background in graphic design and over six years of business to business sales in the Milwaukee area. Outside of BizTimes, you’ll find her exploring the outdoors with her camera, fishing and hunting with her husband or out enjoying music.

(414) 336-7111

Christy Peterson

Account Executive

Christy has rejoined BizTimes Media as an Account Executive. She has honed her sales acumen and multimedia advertising skills working for Bridge Tower Media and Trade Press Media Group. Christy is an Alverno College graduate with a background in Education. She enjoys experiential learning, international travel and cooking new recipes. She’s also an avid runner who does yoga and loves to salsa dance!

(414) 336-7127

Paddy Kieckhefer

Account Executive

Paddy has over 20 years of experience working for Journal Media Group, Journal Sentinel and USA Today-Gannett. Paddy is a UW–Madison graduate and has a background in print, digital and promotional events. In her free time, Paddy enjoys cycling, working her farm in Lake Country, tending her gardens, chickens and bees and entertaining in the barn.

(414) 336-7119

Robin Briese

Account Executive

(414) 336-7124