The Alliance provides a clear and persuasive voice for the business community and advocates for business-friendly legislation at the local, state and federal levels. Our policy board and three policy committees conduct in-depth research to identify issues and policy areas for which to advocate. Below are our five policy areas of focus for 2021.

We encourage our members to get involved and support our efforts to ensure a strong, pro-business climate in Waukesha County and its surroundings. If you are interested in joining a policy committee, please contact us.

Click here to view our 2023 Policy Agenda.

Economic Development

Economic Development

The Alliance is a key partner in promoting economic development in Waukesha County.  To enhance the work of the Waukesha County Center for Growth, the county’s economic development organization, we advocate for local, state and federal policies that support business growth and allow Wisconsin to remain competitive with other states. Waukesha County’s economy is inextricably linked to Milwaukee and the broader region – as such the Alliance is also an active participant in the efforts of the Milwaukee 7 to build a vibrant regional economy incorporating entrepreneurship, innovation and transformational technology.

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. The Alliance is committed to developing, identifying and supporting policy solutions that strengthen our region’s talent pipeline.

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Recognizing that high quality schools are critical to developing educated citizens and a strong future workforce, the Alliance is focused on fostering effective business-education partnerships at all levels. We support Waukesha County students in being both college and career ready and helping families and educators understand job opportunities in the marketplace today and in the future.

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Infrastructure & Environment

Infrastructure & Environment

Waukesha County’s economic vitality depends on modern, safe and efficient infrastructure networks, from our transportation systems, to technology, to our water supply. In particular, we recognize the need for a sustainable funding solution to meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of our state. The effective flow of goods, services and people is fundamental to business growth and a vibrant economy.

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Policy Board

Sarah Grooms

Town Bank

Ann Barry Hanneman

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Brian Carroll

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Bob Dennik

VJS Construction Services

Tom Dieckelman

Wisconsin Coach Lines

Phil Dougherty

Dougherty LLC

Raquel Filmanowicz

BMO Harris Bank

Tom Fotsch

EmbedTek LLC

Susan Fronk

MRA – The Management Association

Mike Gryczka

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Pat Henderson


Jeff Hoffman

Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke

Marc Holland

Inpro Corporation

Rick Kalscheuer

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Kevin Kane

First Business Bank

Tom Kissinger

The Marcus Corporation

Patti Kneiser

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Andy Kowske

HNTB Corporation

Kent Lorenz

Community Leader

Susan Marshall

Susan A. Marshall

Michael Mooney

MLG Capital LLC

Reggie Newson

Ascension Wisconsin

Mike Payne

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Joe Pieper

American Deposit Management Company

Jackie Pride


Tom Schreibel

Michael Best

Tracy Shilobrit

Meta4 Marketing & Communication

Tim Stewart

DeWitt LLP

Fred Stier

Stier Construction, Inc.

Stan Sugden

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

Brad Treichel

ProHealth Care

Sandy Wysocki

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Tracy Wymelenberg

Ascension WI

Todd Zakreski

HUSCO International