LEADERSHIP

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.

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Board of Directors

David Baum<br>Board President

David Baum
Board President

Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Ellen Sexton<br>Board Vice President

Ellen Sexton
Board Vice President

Chief Operating Officer
Curative

Matthew Simon<br>Board Secretary

Matthew Simon
Board Secretary

Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA

Laura Zahn<br>Board Treasurer

Laura Zahn
Board Treasurer

Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis
Mutual of Omaha

Mary Sprague<br>Immediate Past President

Mary Sprague
Immediate Past President

Community Volunteer

Charles Brennan

Charles Brennan

Co-President
Brennan Insurance Agency

Dr. Michele Bria, Ph.D.

Dr. Michele Bria, Ph.D.

President
MPL Trustees

Charles Evans

Charles Evans

Partner and Director
Marietta Investment Partners

Katie Falk

Katie Falk

Partner
Falk Ruvin Gallagher Real Estate

Barbara Franczyk

Barbara Franczyk

Community Volunteer

Franklyn M. Gimbel

Franklyn M. Gimbel

Founding Partner
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown

Bradley Kalscheur

Bradley Kalscheur

Partner
Michael, Best & Friedrich

Susan Lovern

Susan Lovern

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

Robert Mlynarek

Robert Mlynarek

Strategic Financial Consultant
Jamshed Patel

Jamshed Patel

Partner & Business Lawyer
Foley & Lardner

Robert Puissant

Robert Puissant

Executive Mentor & Coach
Executive Agenda

Jess Ripp

Jess Ripp

Director of Operations
Ripp Realty

Eve Romersi

Eve Romersi

Partner
Scribner Cohen

Nancy Roos

Nancy Roos

Community Volunteer

Margy Stratton

Margy Stratton

Executive Producer
Milwaukee Reads

Distinguished Directors

Arthur Harrington

Dan Renouard

Barbara Stein

David V. Uihlein, Jr.