Regional Economic Development Advisory Council

The Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Advisory Council provides strategic direction and regional representation for the economic development campaign and its initiatives.

A historically significant advancement for the Milwaukee 7 was a signing of the group’s “Code of Ethics.” On November 29, 2006, a representative from each county and the Milwaukee 7 co-chairs signed this document that details the spirit of cooperation among the seven counties as they approach business prospects.

With this document, these representatives agreed to an inherent level of trust in the integrity of one another. Milwaukee 7 is founded on the importance of respect and trust amongst its members, working as one region to leverage our assets to sell the seven-county region globally.


MILWAUKEE 7 COUNCIL MEMBERS
CO-CHAIRS
Gale Klappa
Chairman/CEO
WEC Energy Group
Ted Kellner
Executive Chairman
Fiduciary Management
Mayor Tom Barrett
City of Milwaukee
AT LARGE
Scott Beightol
Chairman/Partner
Michael Best & Friedrich
Barry Mandel
President
Mandel Group
Linda Benfield
Managing Partner
Foley & Lardner
John McDermott
Senior VP, Global Sales & Marketing
Rockwell Automation
Richard Bliss
President
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Rich Meeusen
Chairman/President/CEO
Badger Meter
Tom Burke
President/CEO
Modine Manufacturing Co.
Alex Molinaroli
CEO
Johnson Controls 
Brad Chapin
Executive Vice President
BMO Harris Bank
Mark Mone
Chancellor
UW-Milwaukee
John Daniels, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Quarles & Brady LLP
Cory Nettles
Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Pat Foy
Executive Vice President
FIS Global
Phillip Neuenfeldt
Secretary/Treasurer
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Chris Goller
Regional President
PNC Bank
James Popp
President
Chase
Michael Grebe
President/CEO
Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
Jonas Prising
CEO
ManpowerGroup
Reed Hall
CEO
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. 
John Raymond
President
Medical College of Wisconsin
Gail Hanson
CFO
Aurora Health Care
Jeff Scheidt
Executive Vice President
Consolidated Construction Company
Jim Hawkins
President
Kenall
John Schlifske
Chairman/CEO
Northwestern Mutual
Mark Immekus
Executive Vice President
QPS Employment Group
Steven J. Smith
Chairman/CEO
Journal Communications
Mary Isbister
President
GenMet
Mary Ellen Stanek
Managing Director
Robert W. Baird
Cathy Jacobson
President/CEO
Froedtert Health
Todd Teske
Chairman
Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Tom Jacobson
WMEP Board Chair
Bruno Independent Living Aids
Peggy Troy
President/CEO
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Paul Jones
Chairman/CEO
A. O. Smith Corp.
Scott VanderSanden
President-Wisconsin
AT&T
John Koetz
President Surface Mining
Joy Global
Keith Wandell
President/CEO
Harley-Davidson
Mike Lovell
President
Marquette University
 
Aldo Madrigrano
CEO
Beer Capitol Distributing Co.
KENOSHA COUNTY
Jim Kreuser
County Executive
Kenosha County
Deborah Ford
Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Todd Battle
President
Kenosha Area Business Alliance

MILWAUKEE COUNTY
Chris Abele
County Executive
Milwaukee County
James Tarantino
Economic Development Director
Milwaukee County
Marina Dimitrijevic
Chairwoman
Milwaukee County Board
Michael Murphy
Common Council President
City of Milwaukee
OZAUKEE COUNTY
Jennifer Rothstein
Supervisor
Ozaukee County Board
Kathleen Cady Schilling
Executive Director
Ozaukee Economic Development
Thomas Meaux
County Administrator
Ozaukee County
Carol Schneider
CEO
SEEK, Inc.
RACINE COUNTY
Jonathan Delagrave
County Executive
Racine County
Mark Eckhardt
Senior Vice President & CFO
S.C. Johnson & Son
Jenny Trick
Executive Director
Racine Co. Economic Development Corp.

WALWORTH COUNTY
Nancy Russell
Chair
Walworth County Board
Richard Telfer
Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Dave Bretl
County Administrator
Walworth County
Derek D'Auria
Executive Director
Walworth Co. Economic Dev't Alliance
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Herbert J. Tennies
Chair
Washington County Board
John Torinus
Chairman
Serigraph
Christian Tscheschlok
Executive Director
Economic Development Washington Co.
 
WAUKESHA COUNTY
Paul Farrow
County Executive
Waukesha County
Suzanne Kelley
President
Waukesha County Business Alliance
Dale Shaver
Director Dept of Parks and Land Use
Waukesha County
Joel Quadracci
President/CEO
Quad/Graphics

Council Meetings


The Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Advisory Council holds regular meetings to advance the organization's agenda and provide progress updates on current initiatives. Meeting locations rotate around the region's seven counties.

Feb. 17, 2016 (Waukesha Co.)

 

Nov. 12, 2015 (Milwaukee Co.)

 

June 2, 2015 (Walworth Co.)

 

Feb. 19, 2015 (Kenosha Co.)

 

Nov. 4, 2014 (Ozaukee Co.)

June 19, 2014 (Milwaukee Co.)

 

Feb. 27, 2014 (Racine Co.)

Nov. 5, 2013 (Washington Co.)

 

June 6, 2013 (Waukesha Co.)

 

March 19, 2013 (Walworth Co.)

 

Oct. 25, 2012 (Milwaukee Co.)

 

June 7, 2012 (Kenosha Co.)

  

March 1, 2012 (Ozaukee Co.)

 

Nov. 2, 2011 (Racine Co.)

 

June 8, 2011 (Washington Co.)

 

Feb. 25, 2011 (Waukesha Co.)

 

October 27, 2010 (Walworth Co.)

 

June 3, 2010 (Milwaukee Co.)

 

March 29, 2010 (Kenosha Co.)

 

Sept. 25, 2009 (Ozaukee Co.)

March 5, 2009 (Milwaukee Co.)

 

Nov. 20, 2008 (Waukesha Co.)

 

Minutes from past meetings:


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