The backbone and strength of our chapter rests on our committees which are all volunteer based. We have 5 committees that cover all aspects of our chapter and our representative membership. Each committee is made up of a Chairperson (usually a member of the Board of Directors), a vice chair and a varying number of NAIOP members depending on the objectives and workload of that committee. Each committee, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, sets goals to attain for the year that work synergistically chapter objectives.
If you are interested in joining any of the committees listed below, please feel free to contact the committee chairperson(s) or chapter Executive Director, Chris Korjenek at (414) 507-2326.
Public Affairs Committee
Chair: Richard Lincoln, Mandel Group
Vice Chair: Deborah Tomczyk, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
The committee meets MONTHLY generally on the last Tuesday of the month. Guest speakers will be scheduled every other month beginning in January. In months where a speaker is scheduled, a conference call with our lobbyist, Tom Larson, will be scheduled ONE WEEK prior and will last for approximately 30-60 minutes. In months where a speaker is NOT scheduled, Tom will report during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Meeting Schedule 2014: Jan 30, Feb 26-Government Day, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 27, Jun 24, Jul 29, Sept 30, Oct 28. All meetings will be from 7:30 am-9:30 am, NAIOP, 735 N. Water Street, Second Floor Training Room, Milwaukee, WI unless otherwise specified.
Legislative Update Conference Calls 2014: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, May 20, Jul 22, Sept 23, Nov 18.
Mission: Committee members discuss legislative & regulatory issues threatening the industry. This committee is designed to halt further restrictive land use policies on economic development. They also act to increase NAIOP’s influence in the area municialities and with local and state elected officials, and the general public by disseminating information regarding important industry related concerns.
John Burgan, R.A. Smith
Robert Habich, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
Erica Nicole Harris, Wispark
David Jorgensen, VJS Development
Dan Katt, Craft Development
Kevin Kennedy, Northwestern Mutual
Jason Korb, Korb Tredo
Greg Kost, TOLD Development
Joe Lak, Colliers
Scott Langlois, Quarles & Brady
Mary Claire Lanser, MLG Commercial
Steve Miazga, R.A. Smith National
Mike Mooney, MLG Commercial
Todd Rizzo, Rizzo Development Group
Jim Roemer, The Private Bank
Bob Simi, Miron Construction
Mark Spaeth, Schenck S.C.
Ken Wein, Key Engineering
Jeff Whipple, Interstate Partners
Education and Programs Committee
Vice Chair: Greg Kost, TOLD Development
Next committee meeting: Sept 23, 2014, 8:30-9:30 am, NAIOP, 735 N. Water Street, #205, Milwaukee
Mission: This committee is responsible for coordinating and evaluating the overall member education programs, increase awareness and participation in educational programs and conduct seminars targeting the specific needs of various industry segments.
Eric Bolander, Godfrey & Kahn
John Burgan, R.A. Smith National
John Chapman, HGA Architects
Joe Dundon, RC Insurance
Pam Farrell, MB Financial
John Kastner, RA Smith
Jim Lange, North Shore Bank
Julie Ledger, Opus Corporation
Steve Miazga, R.A. Smith
Bob Murray, Bank Mutual
Josh Neudorfer, The Sigma Group
Jerad Protaskey, Opus Development Group
Mike Riopel, Wangard Partners
Abby Summerfield, Johnson Bank
Wayne Wiertzema, Wangard Partners
Chair: Lyle Landowski, Colliers International
Vice Chair: Brandon Schulta, Chicago Title Insurance Company
Next Committee Meeting: September 16, 2014, 11:30-1:00pm, NAIOP Office, 735 N. Water Street 2nd Floor Conf Room, Milwaukee
Mission: The Membership Committee develops specific programs to stimulate existing member involvement as well as recruit new members. The committee is also responsible for membership retention. Committee participants meet with prospective members and accompany new members to meetings.
Nick Bickler, Associated Bank
Shari Engstrom, Sid Grinker
Mike Finn, Associated Bank
Rick Frieseke, EDS, Inc.
Tony LaShay, Excel Engineering
Jim Parks, Berghammer Construction
Patrick Savoie, MLG Commercial
Paul Sherburn, Mawicke & Goisman
John Schwab, Wipfli
Bruce Tate, Associated Bank
Joe Tierney, Davis & Kuelthau
Heather Turner-Loth, HGA Architects
Developing Leaders Committee
Chair: Rob Habich, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
Vice Chair: Bailey Copeland, VJS Development
Next committee meeting: Nov 19, Prodigal, 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Mission: The DL Committee is a resource for young commercial real estate professionals in Wisconsin to enhance their leadership ability and practice. Through our educational events, networking opportunities, mentorship programs and public service commitment, NAIOP DL’s will benefit the communities in which our members work and live.
Brian Adamson, ICAP Development
Nick Bickler, Associated Bank
Burton Metz, Wangard Partners
Tom O’Meara, Irgens
Ryan Petri, Westbury Bank
Lucas Rocole, Wipfli LLC
Tim VandeKamp, O’Neil & Cannon
Mike Wanezek, Colliers International | Wisconsin