Executive Committee

2018-19 Executive Committee Members

Terri Phillips

Executive Director
Terri Phillips

swsaexecdirector@gmail.com

Term: Ongoing

Mark Hansen

Co-Chair
Mark Hansen

hansenm@elmbrookschools.org
Superintendent
Elmbrook School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2020

Sharon Muehlfeld

Co-Chair
Sharon Muehfeld

muehlfsh@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us
Board Member
Wauwatosa School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2019

Larry Dux

Co-Chair Elect

larry.dux@froedtert.com
School Board Member
Pewaukee

Term: Ends June 30, 2021

John Thomsen

Regional Representative
Region 1

john.thomsen@wfbschools.com
Superintendent
Whitefish Bay

Term: Ends June 30, 2021

Lisa Elliott

Regional Representative
Region 2

lelliott@greenfield.k12.wi.us
Superintendent
Greenfield  

Term: Ends June 30, 2021

OPEN

Regional Representative
Region 3

This position is now open as a result of Larry Dux taking the Co-Chair position.

Term: Ends June 30, 2019

Marty Lexmond

Regional Representative
Region 4

lexmondm@wawm.k12.wi.us
Superintendent
West Allis-West Milwaukee

Term: Ends June 30, 2019

Chris Thiel

Regional Representative
Region 5

thielcj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Legislative Policy Director
Milwaukee Public Schools

Term: Ongoing

Ramie Zelenkova

Legislative Liaison

rzelenkova@hwz-gov.com
Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova

Term: Ongoing

Blaise Paul

Fiscal Agent

bpaul@sdsm.k12.wi.us
Business Manager
South Milwaukee

Term: Ongoing

The Executive Committee of the Board

The Executive Committee of the Board is comprised of:

Executive Director
Executive Director
Co-Chairs
Co-Chairs (x2)
Co-Chair Elect
Co-Chairperson Elect
Regional Representatives
Regional Representatives (x5)
board-member-man
Fiscal Agent
Co-Chair Elect
Chief Lobbyist

The Alliance runs with a small paid staff.  The Executive Director is a part-time paid position to support the organization including communication, planning, and a general support role.  Ramie Zelenkova, with Hubbard, Wilson & Zelenkova, is also part of the paid staff and serves as the legislative liaison.

The SWSA Executive Director serves as the chairperson of the Executive Committee. Regions have been established to provide a regional perspective and be based on geographical location. The regions are: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, and MPS. The regions are established and reviewed annually by the Executive Committee. Each region shall select their Regional Representative and may determine how their representative is selected.

The terms of each individual on the Executive Committee shall be for three years. The role of the Executive Committee includes hiring and evaluating the Executive Director, reviewing any proposed bylaw changes, guide and lead strategic planning for the organization, draft positions for the full board, assist in lobbying efforts, serve as link to membership, convey concerns regarding legislative or operational issues, establish the budget, and assist with research and reports for the SWSA.

The Executive Committee meets monthly to set direction and guidance for the organization and take any proposed bylaw changes, fiscal matters, and legislative proposals and/or positions to the full board for approval.

Meeting