Advocate

We’ll be your voice in Waukesha County and beyond. We’ll keep you informed about important issues that impact your organization and the region’s business climate. We’ll advocate on your behalf to ensure a growing, vibrant business community.

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. Here are our five policy areas of focus for 2019:

  • Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. An Alliance survey found that more than 85 percent of Waukesha County employers plan to expand their workforce in the next three years, yet 82 percent are unable to find enough qualified workers. The Alliance is committed to developing, identifying and supporting policy solutions that strengthen our region’s talent pipeline.
  • 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 help families and educators understand job opportunities in the marketplace today and in the future.
  • Waukesha County’s economic vitality depends on modern, safe and efficient infrastructure networks, from our transportation systems 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.
  • To enhance the work of the Waukesha County Center for Growth, our county’s two-year-old economic development organization, the Alliance advocates for local, state and federal policies that support economic development, foster business growth and allow Wisconsin to remain competitive with other states. Because Waukesha County’s economy is inextricably linked to Milwaukee and the broader region, the Alliance is also an active participant in the efforts of the Milwaukee 7 to build a vibrant regional economy.
  • To ensure adequate resources are available to meet our most critical public needs, the Alliance supports policies that promote and increase government efficiencies and collaboration at all levels. We strive to serve as a resource that connects the public and private sectors in order to facilitate best practice sharing and problem solving.

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.

To learn more about our policy efforts, read our Policy Agenda.


Education

Education

We want to prepare students to be successful in the job opportunities that exist in the marketplace, which supports the economic vitality of our region by providing businesses with a pipeline of skilled talent.

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Economic Development

Economic Development

We are committed to removing obstacles to business growth, expansion and development, and marshaling resources to accelerate economic growth and improvement to the quality of life.

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Government Efficiency

Government Efficiency

To ensure adequate resources are available to meet our most critical public needs, the Alliance supports policies that promote and increase government efficiencies  and collaboration at all levels. We strive to serve...

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Policy Board

Brian Nemoir

Chair
4C Health Solutions

Mike Payne

Vice Chair
R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Tom Fotsch

Secretary
EmbedTek LLC

Peter Bacon

ProHealth Care

Greg Bauer

BMO Harris Bank

Mike Becker

GE Healthcare

Brian Carroll

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Tim Casey

Waukesha County Center for Growth Inc

Bob Dennik

VJS Construction Services

Tom Dieckelman

Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA

Phil Dougherty

Dougherty LLC

Mike Farrell

Community Leader

Margaret Farrow

Community Leader

Susan Fronk

MRA – The Management Association

Mike Gryczka

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Pat Henderson

Quad/Graphics

Jeff Hoffman

Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke

Rick Kalscheuer

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Tom Kissinger

The Marcus Corporation

Patti Kneiser

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Andy Kowske

HNTB Corporation

Susan Marshall

Backbone Institute, LLC

Bill Mielke

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

Michael Mooney

MLG Capital LLC

James Mueller

Mueller QAAS, LLC

Reginald Newson

Ascension

Jeffrey Packee

MSI General Corporation

Joe Pieper

Westbury Bank

Mike Pjevach

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA

Tom Schreibel

Michael Best

Tracy Shilobrit

Meta4 Marketing & Communication

Tim Stewart

DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC

Fred Stier

Stier Construction, Inc.

Stan Sugden

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

Jeff Van Domelen

Techteriors, LLC

Dave Vetta

First Business Bank

Sandy Wysocki

United Performing Arts Fund, Inc.