Newsmaker luncheon focus on future of MPS

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The Milwaukee Press Club’s next Newsmaker Luncheon will feature a panel discussion on "New Ideas for MPS" on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.  Featured panelists will include:

  • Susan Marshall, a consultant and founder of Executive Advisor LLC in Oconomowoc. She also is the author of "How to Grow a Backbone." Marshall was contracted by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help implement his takeover of the public schools in New York City. She was on the front lines of the process and will share her insights about lessons learned for Milwaukee.
  • Cory Nettles, founder and managing director of Generation Growth Capital Inc. in Milwaukee. An attorney of counsel at Quarles & Brady, Nettles is the former secretary of commerce for the State of Wisconsin. One of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Quality Education Initiative, Nettles has been active behind the scenes in implementing new ideas for MPS.
  • Paul Sweeney, founding partner at PS Capital Partners LLC in Milwaukee. Sweeney is the president of the Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC). He is a member of MPS Innovation and Improvement Advisory Council, as appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster.

The Newsmakers will answer questions poised by a panel of professional journalists at the luncheon.The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at

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