Irish Fest announces board of directors

Two new board members appointed, four officers elected

Milwaukee Irish Fest has appointed two new board members and elected four officers for 2016.


Matt Jendrejczyk, of Waukesha and Dave Modlinski, of Milwaukee, were added to the board. Jendrzejczk has been a volunteer at Irish Fest for 22 years and served as treasurer on the festival’s executive committee. Modlinski has been an Irish Fest volunteer for 25 years and served as the ground and operations supervisor.

Irish Fest is a four-day festival held at Henry Haier Festival Park on the lakefront each year on the third weekend of August. The festival is entering its 36th year and will take place August 18 to 21 this summer.

Jendrejczyk and Modlinski will join Linda Klibowitz, Patrick Fitzgibbons, John Daley, Catherine Ward, Timm Heck, Colleen Kennedy, Peter LaBonte, Bernie McCartan, Stewart Oliver, Mona Pliskie and Ed Ward on the board.

This year’s elected officers are Klibowitz, president; Fitzgibbons, vice president; Daley, secretary; and Jendrejczyk, treasurer.

“As we welcome the 36th Milwaukee Irish Fest, we are excited for the passion and vision that our board brings to the organization,” said Patrick Boyle, executive director, Milwaukee Irish Fest. “Our success is due in large part to their dedication and I look forward to working with them in the coming year.”

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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