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MiKE is supported through a corporate membership program, limited to a select group of companies who support strengthening connections between talent and businesses to develop solutions to global challenges and foster a culture of innovation in Milwaukee.

Beginning in 2014, MiKE has also formed a second group, the Talent Council, who will be responsible for educating and informing the MiKE Corporate Council on the current state of innovation efforts in the community and helping to build partnerships and opportunities for MiKE. The Talent Council is comprised of representatives from the entrepreneurial organizations, independents, nonprofit support organizations and many other community organizations.


Todd Teske Chairman, President &  CEO Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Jonas Prising

Mike Lovell



ManpowerGroup, Inc.

Marquette University

Marketing Committee Co-Chairs

John Kissinger CEO GRAEF
Julie Cole VP Marketing, North America ManpowerGroup, Inc.

Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs

Dan Nelson President & CEO Nelson Schmidt
Michelle Rindt Director, Customer Solutions We Energies

Programming Committee Co-Chairs

Brian McKaig Communications Director GE Healthcare
Dave Muyres Director, Innovation Center Johnson Controls


Joseph Zvesper Chairman & CEO American Appraisal Associates, Inc.
Rich Meeusen Chairman, President & CEO Badger Meter
Tonit Calaway Vice President, Human Resources Harley-Davidson
Steve Laughlin CEO Laughlin Constable
Fr. Wild Interim President Marquette University
Neil Hoffman President MIAD
Conrad York Vice President, Marketing Northwestern Mutual
John Fowler CFO Quad/Graphics
Rick McKenna Partner Foley & Lardner
Steve Glynn Founder Spreenkler
Randy Crocker Attorney  von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Mark Mone Interim Chancellor UWM
Lee Ann Garrison Director, Design Research Institute Peck School of the Arts, Interim Associate Dean, Lubar School of Business UWM
Gail MacAskill Sector Development Manager WEDC
Wyman Winston Executive Director WHEDA

Talent Network Co-Chairs

Tim Syth Director Bucketworks
Angela Damiani Executive Director NEWaukee


Andy Nunemaker CEO Dynamis Software Corp.
Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-founder Hypervoice Consortium
Mike Drescher Co-founder Okanjo Partners Inc.



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