The Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade Board of Directors consists of men and women with expertise in a wide range of professional areas. The Board keeps Brigade’s commitment to youth stronger than ever.

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Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Kelly Retzlaff-Swoger, Chair

Occupation: Realtor/Interior Designer

Education: Fox Valley Technical College


Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Brandt Swardenski, Vice-Chair

Occupation: Assistant State Public Defender

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Colorado at Boulder


Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Jason Rippl, Secretary

Occupation: Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy

 


Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Kathleen Healy, Treasurer

Occupation:  Partner, Di Renzo & Bomier

Education: Loras College (Dubuque, IA), Marquette University Law School


Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Dave Breager, Director

Occupation: Sales Consultant, Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin

Education: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Mary Anne Drewek, Director

Occupation: Account Executive, WHBY/WSCO The Woodward Radio Group

Education: Marquette University


Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Joe Fikejs, Director

Occupation: Chief Operations Officer, Bank Mutual

Education: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh



Class of 2018

Class of 2018

William "Bill" Kelly, Director

Occupation: Retired; Internet Product Design Manager, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Sara Mahn, Director

Occupation: Human Resources Business Partner, Faith Technologies

EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Trevor Pedersen, Director

 


Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Anja Waite, Director

Occupation: Strategic Cost Consultant, Kimberly Clark Corp

Education: Lakeland College


Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Pete Weyenberg, Director

Occupation: Independent Real Estate Professional

 


Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Noah Wichman, Director

Occupation: Purchasing, August Winter & Sons

Education: Bachelors of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management


Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Kurt Wismer, Director

Occupation: Business, Marketing & IT Educator; Small Business Owner

Education: Fox Valley Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Joseph Ziemba, Director

Occupation: Business Owner, J.Anthony Jewelers

Education: Marquette University


Captains

Most Brigade companies around the world are run by a volunteer Captain who is wholly responsible for its operations. That was the case here in Neenah-Menasha until 1951 when Jack Casper was hired as the first Executive Director. Since 1951, Captains of our Brigade have served as advisers, counselors, liaisons, Camp Directors, mentors and innovators. Captains advise staff, the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and Brigaders. They are ambassadors to the community and champions of youth.

2015-2018  Alex Johnson
2016-2019  Marie Melzer

2013-2016  Linda Ahles
2012-2015  Rick Zeumer
2010-2013  Pam Jilek
2009-2012  Tom Romnek
2007-2010  Kelly Retzlaff
2006-2009  Chuck Littlefield
2004-2007  Heather Epley
2003-2006  John Rathert
2001-2004  Kathy Clusman
1998-2003  Steve Foster
1998-2001  Julie Westphal
1993-1998  Jody Hoppe
1988-1993  Ben Adams
1983-1988  Bill Casper
1978-1983  Don Weber
1973-1978  Don Fiedler
1968-1973  Jack Neubauer
1963-1968  Raymond Smith
1958-1963  David Jones
1953-1958  Gordon Altenhofen
1952-1953  Chester Wittenborn
1942-1952  Howard J. Angermeyer
1942-1946  Howard Neubauer
1941-1942  Paul Stacker
1934-1941  Lyall C. Stilp
1919-1934  Leo O. Schubert
1901-1919  S.F. Shattuck
1900-1901  James L. Sorenson

Emeriti

Russ Carpenter
Bud DeLeeuw
Don Fiedler
Tom Hoare
Dick Jelinski
Jan Krueger
Sue Vine
Don Weber