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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2015-16 Officers and Board of Directors

Monday, June 22, 2015


Kristin Settle, Director of Communications
VISIT Milwaukee
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2015-16 Officers and Board of Directors

MILWAUKEE— (June 22, 2015) – VISIT Milwaukee has announced its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2015-16. New to the Board this year is Joseph Khairallah, COO Marcus Hotels & Resorts.


Chair Aldo Madrigrano * Beer Capitol Inc.
Vice-Chair Omar Shaikh * SURG Restaurant Group
Treasurer/Secretary Lynda Kohler * SHARP Literacy, Inc.
Past Chair Paul Mathews * Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
President & CEO Paul Upchurch * VISIT Milwaukee
Assistant Secretary Dana Jones  * VP of Finance & Administration, VISIT Milwaukee

Board Members:

Rafael Acevedo City of Milwaukee
Tyler Barnes Milwaukee Brewers
Joe Bartolotta Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Bill Davidson Harley-Davidson Museum
Mayor Kathy Ehley * City of Wauwatosa
Paulette Enders City of Wauwatosa
Deborah Farris Danceworks
Rick Frenette Wisconsin State Fair
Jeremy Fojut Newaukee
Cecilia Gilbert City of Milwaukee
Ralph Hollmon The Milwaukee Urban League
Dan Keegan Milwaukee Art Museum
Joseph Khairallah * Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Lynda Kohler * SHARP Literacy, Inc.
Harold Mester Milwaukee County/General Mitchell International Airport
Rose Murack Radisson Hotel Milwaukee-West
David Murphy Marquette University
Ald. Bobby Pantuso City of Wauwatosa
Laurette Pettibone Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Omar Shaikh * SURG Restaurant Group
Don Smiley Summerfest
John Steinmiller * Milwaukee Bucks
Teig Whaley-Smith * Milwaukee County
Rick Wiegand Ambassador Hotel
Chuck Wikenhauser Milwaukee County Zoo
Ald. Terry Witkowski * City of Milwaukee

*Denotes Executive Committee

As the image and tourism marketing organization for the greater Milwaukee area, VISIT Milwaukee is responsible for growing our local tourism economy, generating revenues for local business, increasing taxes paid by tourists and growing tourism-related jobs.

Board Directors volunteer their time to assist in providing overall strategic direction to VISIT Milwaukee and by advocating its mission to the community. The Board assists in developing the strategic plan, and helps the organization achieve its goals through participation in committees and Board meetings.

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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