WBA Leadership

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

President, Joey Carioti, Cranky Al's, Wauwatosa, WI 

Vice President, Tony Nieto, Neat-O's Bake Shoppe, Baraboo, WI

Treasurer, Shane Griesbach, Breadsmith of Appleton, Appleton, WI 

RETAIL DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Ken Heil, Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe, Waukesha, WI

Tara Nowak, Sweet Lola's Cupcakery, Wausau, WI

Jennifer Bukouricz, Monzu Bakery & Custom Cakes, Green Bay, WI

Tamara Mugerauer, Tamara's the Cake Guru, Oshkosh, WI 

Rachel Searl, Surg Restaurant Group

Doug Manderfield, Manderfield's Home Bakery

ALLIED DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Ralf Tschenscher, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

Samantha Kristiansen, Cook Specialty Co. Inc., West Allis, WI

BOARD TRUSTEE

Bob Hiller, Rollin Pin Bakery, Janesville, WI


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jessica Hoover, Wisconsin Bakers Association



WBA Board of Directors – Committees and Responsibilities

If you are a WBA Member and are interested in serving on one of the committees listed below, please contact jessica@wibakers.com.

Scholarships and Education

Chairperson: Tony Nieto

Committee Members: Ken Heil and Tony Nieto

  • Promote baking education for the industry
  • Review and evaluate WBA Scholarship and Robert Hiller Scholarship applications, interview and select recipients – (Timeframe – Dec. 1st deadline for scholarship applications / interviews conducted in January / recipients announced at Midwest Foodservice Expo in March)
  • Outreach to high school and college baking/pastry arts programs (Timeframe – ongoing)

Events and Programs

Chairperson: Tamara Mugerauer

Committee Members: Jennifer Bukouricz, Tamara Mugerauer, Joey Carioti, Shane Griesbach, Samantha Kristiansen, Tony Nieto and Ralf Tschenscher

  • Work with staff to plan, execute, and promote events and programs for WBA Members including but not limited to Bakers Forums, Midwest Foodservice Expo, WBA Family Day at Wisconsin State Fair, and Cake Decorating Competitions

Subcommittee: Legislative and Public Relations

  • Monitors ongoing legislation related to the baking industry
  • Attends government hearings on important issues


Membership and Benefits

Chairperson: Tara Nowak

Committee Members: Tara Nowak, Tamara Mugerauer, Tony Nieto, and Jennifer Bukouricz

  • Promote Wisconsin Bakers Association to new members
  • Work with staff on recruitment and retention of members
  • Increase membership through personal outreach to local bakeries/cake shops
  • Review and recommend member benefits

Subcommittee: Board Development (Nominating)

  • Helps identify and recruit new members for the Board of Directors
  • Preserves the quality of the Board of Directors
  • Helps orient new members to the Board
  • Annual Board self-evaluations / exit process


Budget and Finance

Chairperson: Dawn Ebert

Committee Members: Dawn Ebert, Larry Mugerauer, Shane Griesbach

  • Supports the development of the annual budget
  • Supports the development of a long-term strategic plan and the overall financial health of the organization

Subcommittee: Fundraising

  • Review fundraising activity and make recommendation for improvements
  • Work with Budget and Finance Committee to determine fundraising goals
  • Work with staff to plan and execute fundraising events
OCP Management Committee


Chairperson(s):   Joey Carioti

Committee Members:  Joey Carioti, Ken Heil, Tamara Mugerauer, Mark Carollo, Mark Paielli

  • Oversees management of the Original Cream Puff operation
  • Meet with Co-Directors as needed to establish budget and expectations, annual recap of operation, and conduct performance reviews
  • Attend Wisconsin State Fair
  • Attend reconciliation meeting
  • Review and make recommendations for equipment and major expenses to the WBA Board
  • Establish positive relationship with Wisconsin State Fair staff



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