Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce members vote to stay the course
Jan 25, 2013 (Menafn - The Wisconsin State Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton, on Friday was re-elected chairman of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state's chamber of commerce.
Daniel Ariens, president and CEO of Ariens Co., was re-elected vice chair at the WMC annual board meeting at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
"Wisconsin has made great strides in the past two years improving our business climate, but we can do even more," said WMC President and CEO Kurt Bauer. "We have a real opportunity to build on our successes and get into the Top 10 pro-business states in the nation."
WMC will continue to pursue a broad public policy agenda aimed at cutting taxes, reforming regulation relief, lawsuit reform, workforce development and infrastructure improvements, Bauer said.
Tod Linstroth of Michael Best & Friedrich was re-elected secretary of WMC and Timothy Christen of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause was re-elected treasurer.
Others elected or re-elected to WMC's 52-member board were:
--Randal Baker, P&H Mining Equipment, Milwaukee.
--Robert Keller, J.J. Keller & Associates, Neenah.
--Patrick McConnell, FLASH Inc., Green Lake.
--James McIntyre, Greenheck Fan, Schofield.
--Scott Mayer, QPS Employment Group, Brookfield.
--Gina Peter, Wells Fargo Bank Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
--Karl Schmidt, Belmark, De Pere.
--Kristine Seymour, Humana, Waukesha.
--Karen Szyman, Chamber of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc.
--S. Mark Tyler, OEM Fabricators, Woodville.
--David Yanda, Lakeside Foods, Manitowoc.
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