Bubbler executive appointments and awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:52 am

TEMPO Milwaukee elects new leadership
TEMPO Milwaukee recently elected new members to its executive committee and board of directors.  New board members include: Katie Clark, finance and marketing director of Boy Scouts of America; Heather Fields, attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren; Rose Spano Iannelli, partner at Spano Pratt Executive Search; Amy Jensen, managing director of the Skylight Opera Theater; Linda Mertz, managing director of Mertz Associates and Louise Perrin, senior vice president at State Farm Insurance. Amy Rislov, vice president of Human Resources for Aurora Health Care was elected president of TEMPO Milwaukee; Kimberly Kane, director of client solutions with The Novo Group will serve as the immediate past president; Jennifer Bartolotta, director of strategic partnerships at Bartolotta Restaurants is the president-elect; Susie Falk, president of The Falk Group Public Relations will serve as vice president of communications;  Amelia Macareno, vice president and private banker at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was elected treasurer; Linda Newberry-Ferguson will serve as vice president of membership and Peggy Williams-Smith of Marcus Hotels and Resorts will serve as vice president of programs.

Smiley named to Hall of Fame board
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has appointed Don Smiley, president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee World Festival Inc., to its board of trustees along with eight other individuals including: William Friedman, president and CEO of Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority; David Gilbert, president and CEO of Positively Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; Marcus Glover, senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland; Daniel Hurwitz, president and CEO of Developers Diversified Realty; Mindy Rich, vice chairman of Buffalo, New York-based Rich Products Corporation; James “Great Neck” Richman, president and CEO of Richloom Fabrics Group; J. D. Sullivan, Jr., chairman and CEO of Mayfran Holdings, Inc.; and Terri Weinberg, former executive with IMG.
“We are looking forward to working with Don and finding new synergies to build upon between Summerfest and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to further strengthen both organizations,” said Terry Stewart, president and chief executive officer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Board will guide the Rock Hall through a number of key initiatives including the completion of a $35 million capital campaign that launched a redesign of the Museum’s interior as well as launch a Library and Archives for the public.
Smiley was hired at Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. in 2004, prior to this position, he was president of the Florida Marlins Baseball Club and helped lead the team to a World Series victory in 1997. 
 “It’s an exciting time for the museum and we are making tremendous advances as we celebrate the art form known as rock and roll, said Board Chairman Bill Rowley. “I look forward to working with this talented group of new trustees in the year ahead.”

Abele tabs Aldrich to be chief of staff
Milwaukee County Executive-elect Chris Abele recently announced that political veteran George Aldrich will serve as his chief of staff.
Aldrich previously managed the political campaigns of several elected officials, including Sen. Russ Feingold and former state Superintendent of Education Libby Burmaster.
Aldrich earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Marquette University.
"George is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County and will be a strong leader who can help me bring change to Milwaukee County by working to build better partnerships with the county board, getting the budget under control and helping to jumpstart development in the Park East," Abele said.

BizStarts Milwaukee names Steininger president
BizStarts Milwaukee has expanded its board of directors and appointed co-founder Daniel Steininger as president of the organization.
Co-founder John Torinus, chief executive officer of Serigraph, is moving to the newly created role of chairman of the BizStarts board.
Bill Haberman was elected vice president, while Tony Berndt and Karen Ellenbecker remain treasurer and secretary, respectively.
The board also approved seven new members: Dave Baumgarten, CEO of Bank Mutual; Marilyn Vollrath, president and CEO of Vollrath Associates; Bev Greenberg, community leader; Bill Haberman, president of the Herzfeld Foundation; Jennifer Bartolotta, Bartolotta Restaurants; Ann Hanna, president and CEO of Commercial Restoration; Kishor Patel, CEO of GS Hydraulics; and David Aragón, senior executive and owner of the Site Group and president of MAP Engineering Services.
Newly appointed BizStarts Milwaukee executive director Eric Paulsen said, “I’m excited about these developments. The addition of Ann Hanna, Kishor Patel and David Aragón expands the already impressive breadth of knowledge and resources held by our board members. As we continue to develop Venture Track, College Consortium and our other programs that expand our ability to help inspire and launch new high-growth companies, our board members and officers provide exceptional guidance.”
Torinus said, “We have come a long way in less than three years towards creating an entrepreneurial culture in the M7 region. We were once derided as a conservative, risk-averse area. No longer. We’re becoming known as a great place for entrepreneurs to seek support, applause and capital.”
BizStarts Milwaukee launched in 2008 to connect individuals who have innovative product and company ideas with information and practical resources needed to start and grow their businesses in southeastern Wisconsin.

Long to be next president of MillerCoors
SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company recently announced the appointment of MillerCoors president and chief commercial officer Tom Long as the company’s new chief executive officer, following the decision of current CEO Leo Kiely to retire effective June 1, 2011.
"Tom is a seasoned and thoughtful business leader perfectly suited to take the reins from Leo and lead the next chapter of growth and development at MillerCoors," said Peter Coors, chairman of the board, Molson Coors Brewing Company. "A veteran of the U.S. and global beverage business, Tom has over two decades of experience in senior sales, marketing and general management roles. In his current role, Tom has delivered significant progress against all of our commercial goals since the launch of MillerCoors in July 2008."
MillerCoors operates a brewery in Milwaukee.
Long’s succession as CEO and Kiely’s retirement are consistent with plans made in late 2007 when Molson Coors and SABMiller originally struck the deal to form MillerCoors with the goal of creating a stronger, more competitive U.S. brewer. The two leaders have shared duties in the office of the CEO and president since September of 2010 in preparation for this move.
"Tom brings extensive experience to the table having served previously as chief executive officer and chief marketing officer of Miller Brewing Company," said SABMiller chief executive Graham Mackay. "He is a savvy operator with a keen intellect and boundless energy. It is gratifying to see his partnership with Leo produce the kind of orderly and smooth management succession that we envisioned during the integration planning process."
Prior to joining Miller Brewing Company in 2005, Long spent 17 years at The Coca-Cola Company.
"I’m excited to take on the challenge of leading MillerCoors in the next phase of our journey to create America’s best beer company," Long said. "I want to thank Leo for his leadership and partnership over the past three years. His wisdom, guidance and good judgment have left an indelible mark on MillerCoors and the strong foundation he has put in place will form the basis for growth and success across the MillerCoors network."


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