MMAC promotes three to management team

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce is bolstering its management team with three staff promotions, announced on Tuesday.

The promotions will better position the MMAC to address growing membership demands and investment, according to a press release.

Steve Baas has been promoted to senior vice president, governmental affairs and public policy, after serving as vice president of governmental affairs for the MMAC. Baas, who has a background in gubernatorial and legislative leadership, heads an expanding governmental affairs team that represents MMAC membership at regional, state and federal levels. His promotion will help the association better advocate on public policy issues relevant to southeastern Wisconsin businesses.

Julie Granger, formerly vice president of communications, has been named senior vice president. In her new role, she will guide the MMAC’s communications, marketing, programming and special events. She will also have responsibility over the MMAC’s World Trade Association and the Council of Small Business Executives.

Corry Jo Biddle has been promoted to vice president of community affairs, following her run as executive director of FUEL Milwaukee. FUEL is an extension of the MMAC that acts as a community engagement group for young professionals, new Milwaukee residents and others in the business community. Biddle will remain at the helm of FUEL while also functioning as the head contact for The Business Council, a network comprised of ethnically diverse business leaders. Her new position will also have her representing the MMAC across the community to promote its goal of “raising economic prosperity,” according to the press release issued by the association.

The MMAC has approximately 2,000 member businesses with 300,000 employees across greater Milwaukee. The organization works to stimulate economic opportunity in the region and offer businesses a network to connect and share best practices.

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