VISIT Milwaukee names board members

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm

VISIT Milwaukee has named its officers and board of directors for the 2014-’15 term.

Deborah Farris, executive director of Danceworks and Ralph Hollmon, president and chief executive officer of The Milwaukee Urban League, are new board members for the year.

Officers are: chair, Aldo Madrigrano, Beer Capitol Inc.; vice chair, Omar Shaikh, SURG Restaurant Group; treasurer/secretary, Steve Magnuson, Marcus Hotels & Resorts; past chair, Paul Mathews, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts; president and CEO, Paul Upchurch, VISIT Milwaukee; and assistant secretary, Dana Jones, director of finance and administration, VISIT Milwaukee.

Board members are: Rafael Acevedo, Greater Milwaukee Foundation; Tyler Barnes, Milwaukee Brewers; Joe Bartolotta, Bartolotta Restaurant Group; Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Museum; Mary Dowell, Johnson Controls Inc.; Mayor Kathy Ehley, City of Wauwatosa; Paulette Enders, City of Wauwatosa; Rick Frenette, Wisconsin State Fair; Jeremy Fojut, ART Milwaukee; Cecilia Gilbert, City of Milwaukee DPW; Dan Keegan, Milwaukee Art Museum; Lynda Kohler, SHARP Literacy Inc; Harold Mester, Milwaukee County/General Mitchell International Aiport; Rose Murack, Radisson Hotel Milwaukee-West; David Murphy, Marquette University; Ron Olstad, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee; Ald. Bobby Pantuso, City of Wauwatosa; Laurette Pettibone, Potawatomi Bingo Casino; John Steinmiller, Milwaukee Bucks; Teig Whaley-Smith, Milwaukee County; Rick Wiegand, Ambassador Hotel; Chuck Wikenhauser, Milwaukee County Zoo and Ald. Terry Witkowski, City of Milwaukee.

VISIT Milwaukee works to expand the tourism economy in the area, increasing local business revenue and taxes paid by tourists while creating tourism-related jobs.

Board members are volunteers who guide VISIT Milwaukee’s strategy and further its mission.

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