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
Jonas Prising – CEO, ManpowerGroup
Mike Lovell – President, Marquette University
Marketing Committee Co-Chairs
John Kissinger – CEO, GRAEF
Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs
Dan Nelson – President & CEO, Nelson Schmidt
Charles Ries – Sr. Director of Development, Marquette University
Programming Committee Co-Chairs
Dave Muyres – Director, Innovation Center, Johnson Controls
Brian McKaig – VP Marketing & Communications, United Way
Joseph Zvesper – Chairman & CEO, American Appraisal Associates, Inc.
Rich Meeusen – Chairman, President & CEO, Badger Meter
Cynthia LaConte – CEO, Dohmen
Tonit Calaway – Vice President-Human Resources, Harley-Davidson
Neil Hoffman – President, MIAD
Conrad York – Vice President Marketing, Northwestern Mutual
Nancy Ott – Vice President-Human Resources, Quad/Graphics
Rick McKenna – Partner, Foley & Lardner
Randall D. Crocker – President & CEO, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Mark Mone – Chancellor, UW-Milwaukee
Laura Hackett – Director, Talent & Learning, MillerCoors
Gail MacAskill – Sector Development Manager, WEDC
Michelle Rindt – Director, Customer Solutions, We Energies
Wyman Winston – Executive Director, WHEDA
Robert Monnat – Partner, Mandel Group
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.