Officers & Directors
Leah Manthey, President
Parkway Floral • (414) 419-7444
As president of the South Milwaukee Community & Business Association, I promise to lead by setting uncompromising standards, by diligently promoting each and every one of our members and by encouraging a strong member presence in our community.
Throughout my lifetime of living & working in South Milwaukee, I’ve witnessed first hand, the wonderful benefits that come from staying actively engaged in this community. While following in the footsteps of my local heros, I have not only been inspired, but, have fallen deeply in love with the concept of physically getting out there and making this a better place for all of us.
As my heroes begin to step down, one by one, I am beginning to realize that it will take an entire army to fill their shoes. Only together, will we do great things for our Association, for our community and at the end of a hard day’s work – for ourselves.
Thank you for your membership! I look forward to working with you.
Bryan Lorentzen, Past President
Laura Curran, Secretary
SMCBA Office • (414) 262-2222, ext 141
Jim Shelenske, Treasurer
MJ Media, LLC • 414-651-2221
I would like to encourage South Milwaukee Community and Business Association members to work together, to grow our membership. This is essential to the economic growth of our communities. My goal is to enhance the opportunities available to our members by providing networking opportunities and promoting community event partnerships and communication to the residents of our city and neighboring cities through the use of the community calendar. I want to increase recognition for business and community involvement by selecting and presenting annual SMCBA awards.
Karen Kilman, Director
South Milwaukee Yacht Club • (414) 418-5971
Implementation of a plan to teach strategic networking is at hand! I will coach members who will educate attendees (other members) about each other’s businesses so that each chamber member is a walking, talking advertisement for each business within the Chamber. Success breeds success! The end result? Companies planning to relocate will recognize South Milwaukee as the best choice for their new location.
Don Bulley, Director
Friends of Mill Pond & Historical Society
My vision is to see an expanded South Milwaukee community and Business Association which includes, not just the business community, but all the service organizations. I see and organization which can reach out to all the organizations in town with informal monthly luncheons.
Jenny Meyer, Director
BMO Harris Bank
Donn Powers, Director
Donn Powers Jeweler • 414-762-2106
My mission is to show other businesses the benefit to belong to our great Association. To have them understand it is not always a business gain but a community gain. Let’s make South Milwaukee a better place to live and grow our businesses by being involved.
Bob Larson, Director
Brew City Insurance
My focus is on contributing to the betterment of South Milwaukee by aiding this organization in the ongoing pursuit of fostering a positive climate for economic growth by engaging local businesses, government, and community involvement.
Chris Daniels, Director
School District of South Milwaukee • (414) 766-5140
As a member of the South Milwaukee Community and Business Association Board, it is my goal to work with our school and business communities to find ways in which we can partner to support one another’s missions and visions. In particular, I want to engage students and businesses to provide opportunities for students to work and learn in settings outside of the schools, and to help employers identify qualified employees to grow their businesses.
Linda Ryan, Director
ReMax Realty 100
John Haslam, Director
School Board of South Milwaukee • (414) 762-4809