Board of Directors

Since 1988, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's Board of Directors has been led by community leaders who value the library, and today continue their vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, enhanced services, and renovated buildings. The credit for the foundation's impact belongs mainly to the people of Milwaukee. Over the years, thousands of generous individuals, corporations, and foundations have demonstrated their deep commitment to the Milwaukee Public Library by donating to the foundation.

Foundation Board of Directors

Mary Sprague, Board President
Community Volunteer 

James Kornfeld, Board Vice President
President & CEO
PAX Holdings, LLC 

David Baum, Board Vice President
First Vice President, Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors

Matthew Simon, Board Secretary
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA

Eve Romersi, Board Treasurer     
Partner
Scribner Cohen

Graham Baxter
Vice President - Wealth Advisor
Johnson Financial Group

Dr. Michele Bria, Ph.D.
President
MPL Trustees

Charles Evans      
Partner and Director
Marietta Investment Partners

Franklyn M. Gimbel       
Founding Partner
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown     

James Hyland
Vice President, Communications, Public and Government Affairs
Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.   

Bradley Kalscheur
Partner
Michael, Best & Friedrich 

Susan Lovern
President &CEO
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Matthew Lueder      
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual

Robert Mlynarek
Vice President of Finance
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, Inc.  

Jamshed Patel
Partner & Business Lawyer
Foley & Lardner     

Nancy Roos      
Community Volunteer 

Ellen Sexton
Vice President, Specialty
Humana, Inc.

Margy Stratton
Executive Producer
Milwaukee Reads 

Shannon Sweek
Vice President of Operations
Optum

Laura Zahn     
Vice President – Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis
Northwestern Mutual

Distinguished Directors

Arthur Harrington

Dan Renouard

Barbara Stein

David V. Uihlein, Jr.