MEET OUR TEAM


 

Don Smiley

Don Smiley

President / Chief Executive Officer

Don is a seasoned veteran of the entertainment and marketing industry and Milwaukee World Festival’s first President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to MWF, he served as the Chairman of Pro Player Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins, where he was responsible for event management during the 1995 NFL Super Bowl, professional sports, concerts and other events. Don simultaneously served as President of the Florida Marlins Baseball Club and led the team to a World Series victory in 1997. Don began his career with the Marlins at the team’s inception and held positions in the sales department and as Vice President of Marketing.

Additionally, Don was involved with Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. at its beginning stages. While at Blockbuster, Don served as an Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, and worked with the franchising, real estate, merchandising operations and branding programs, and helped grow Blockbuster into a position of world leadership in the video rental and entertainment industry.

Don has also successfully served as Marketing Director of the Honda Classic golf tournament, one of the top events on the PGA Tour, and as Vice President of Marketing for Huizenga Holdings. Most recently, Don was owner and president of Smiley / Chirkinian Golf Ventures, Inc., which organized and developed a televised junior golf tour. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.


Mary Schanning

General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
Administration and Legal

Greg Kruse

Associate General Counsel
Administration and Legal

Carrie Wisniewski

Human Resources Manager
Administration and Legal

Nathan Forcey

Director of Ticketing Operations
Box Office / Ticketing

Ingrid Adashun

Assistant Director of Ticketing Operations
Box Office / Ticketing

Donna Hrobsky

Assistant Director of Ticketing Operations
Box Office / Ticketing

Brandi Graika

Box Office Manager
Box Office / Ticketing

Jason Stuewe

VP of Planning and Development
Design and Construction

Alex Uebelachker

Design Coordinator
Design and Construction

Bob Babisch

Vice President of Entertainment
Entertainment

Scott Ziel

Director of Entertainment
Entertainment

Vic Thomas

Associate Entertainment Director
Entertainment

Sean McDonough

Associate Booking Director
Entertainment

Whit Lehnberg

Contract Manager
Entertainment

Adam Heffron

Director of Facility Operations and Maintenance
Facility and Event Operations

Dorian Anderson

Facilities Operations & Maintenance Manager
Facility and Event Operations

Mike Torres

Maintenance Technician
Facility and Event Operations

Daniel Ahmad

Operations Admin & Scheduling Coordinator
Facility and Event Operations

George Torres

Warehouse Logistics Manager
Facility and Event Operations

Lovelle Deloney

Warehouse Logistics Supervisor
Facility and Event Operations

Sue Landry

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Finance

Zach Hasenstein

Controller
Finance

Sabrina Mertins

Assistant Controller
Finance

Linda Price

Senior Staff Accountant
Finance

Tracy Kotecki

Staff Accountant
Finance

Shawn Watkins

Infrastructure Engineering Manager
Information Technology

Luther Tollefson

Infrastructure Engineer
Information Technology

Nick Volz

Software Engineering Manager
Information Technology

Dawn Lloyd

Food & Beverage General Manager
Food and Beverage

Julie Clemins

Food and Beverage Assistant General Manager
Food and Beverage

Abigail Veitch

Food & Beverage Director of Operations
Food and Beverage

Leigh Cleveland

Food & Beverage Personnel Manager
Food and Beverage

Sarah Smith Pancheri

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Sales and Marketing

Gayelin Littell

Vice President - Executive Producer
Event Production

Anyon Rettinger

Event Manager
Event Production

Kevin Canady

Senior Director of Sales
Sales and Marketing

Lena DeLaet

Sponsorship Sales Manager
Sales and Marketing

Ashley Dye

Exhibit and Marketplace Vendor Sales Manager
Sales and Marketing

Rachel O'Brien

Customer & Guest Services Manager
Sales and Marketing

Tori Alexander

Customer Relations Supervisor
Sales and Marketing

Courtney Jones

Corporate Sales Account Representative
Sales and Marketing

Jess Shake

Corporate Sales Account Representative
Sales and Marketing

Todd Melcher

Ticketing Programs Manager
Sales and Marketing

Jerrod Woods

Senior Director of Marketing
Sales and Marketing

Tony Wolosz

Digital Marketing Director
Sales and Marketing

Kellie McGinnis

Digital Community Manager
Sales and Marketing

Ashley Steinberg

Graphic Designer
Sales and Marketing

Derrick Harris

Security Director
Security

Eric Dillman

Security Supervisor/American Family Amphitheater Manager
Security

Ray Simpson

Amphitheater Supervisor / Shift Manager
Security

David Lopez

Security Shift Manager
Security