Guiding Our Vision to Write
Our Next Chapter

Our Leadership

Since 1988, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's Board of Directors has been led by community leaders who value the library, and today continue their vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, enhanced services, and renovated buildings. The credit for the foundation's impact belongs mainly to the people of Milwaukee. Over the years, thousands of generous individuals, corporations, and foundations have demonstrated their deep commitment to the Milwaukee Public Library by donating to the foundation.

MPLF Board of Directors

Board of Directors

David Baum, Board President 
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Matthew Simon, Board Secretary
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA

Eve Romersi, Board Treasurer
Scribner Cohen

Mary Sprague, Immediate Past President
Community Volunteer

Charles Brennan
Brennan Insurance Agency

Dr. Michele Bria, Ph.D.
MPL Trustees

Charles Evans
Partner and Director
Marietta Investment Partners

Franklyn M. Gimbel
Founding Partner
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown

James Hyland
Vice President, Communications, Public and Government Affairs
Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.

Bradley Kalscheur
Michael, Best & Friedrich

Susan Lovern
President & CEO
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Matthew Lueder
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual

Robert Mlynarek
Vice President of Finance
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, Inc.

Jamshed Patel
Partner & Business Lawyer
Foley & Lardner

Robert Puissant
Executive Mentor & Coach
Executive Agenda

Nancy Roos
Community Volunteer

Ellen Sexton
Vice President, Specialty
Humana, Inc.

Margy Stratton
Executive Producer
Milwaukee Reads

Shannon Sweek
Vice President of Operations

Laura Zahn
Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis
Northwestern Mutual

Distinguished Directors

Arthur Harrington

Dan Renouard

Barbara Stein

David V. Uihlein, Jr.