As a membership organization Local First Milwaukee has a board of directors made up of volunteers from our member businesses. The board’s work is to guide the organization’s decisions in the areas of membership, communication, finance, and marketing. Elections are held annually to fill board seats and each member of the association has one vote to elect their representatives.

Julie Waterman, Indulgence Chocolatiers

Vice President

Russ Klisch, Lakefront Brewery

Seat currently open

Troy Freund, Troy Freund Photography


Jesse Dill, Walcheske & Luzi LLC

Lyn Falk, Retailworks, Inc. 

Chris Gross, Brew City Boxes

Ryan Hillgartner, Laacke & Joys

Arthur Lee, Alliance Tax & Accounting Service

Pam Mehnert, Outpost Natural Foods

Dan Nowak, Tall Guy and a Grill Catering

Angela Quigley, Married In Milwaukee


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