Matt Petersen ~ President

Matt Petersen recently moved to Milwaukee after serving 13 years on active duty as a C-17 pilot in the Air Force. He is currently working on his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Jacob Heinitz ~ Treasurer

Jacob Heinitz is a Veteran who served 9 years in the Army. He has worked at Cintas for the last 9 years in varies positions consisting of a being a Sales Partner, Sales Manager, and currently an Enterprise Business Manager. He is also a small business owner in Milwaukee.

Jennifer Born Rutten ~ Secretary

Jennifer Born Rutten is a world-wide versatile marketing consultant with advertising , non-profit and for profit experience with a specialty in humanitarian, pharmaceutical, veteran advocacy and culinary experience fundraising. Rutten has worked in fundraising and deployment disaster response for the American Red Cross, and with the National Kidney Foundation, Harvard University School of Public Health to develop a BioSecurity Conference to train first responders, and in pharmaceutical advertising. The granddaughter of an Army veteran, she now concentrates her efforts to enrich the lives of veterans.

Daniel J. Wycklendt

Dan Wycklendt is the Executive Vice President of FirstPathway Partners and the Executive Director of FirstPathway Community Development. Dan oversees strategic financial planning, capital structuring, and corporate vision. He has managed the funding of numerous multi-million dollar EB-5 and New Market Tax Credit Program projects. Dan is an expert in his field, has traveled globally, and has built crucial relationships between governments and private industries. Dan is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and continues to be actively involved in veteran’s causes and the greater community.

Tim Kenney

MSgt Timothy P. Kenney is the supervisor of the KC-135 Electrical Environmental Systems Shop at the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee.  He has deployed overseas numerous times in support of post 9-11 operations.  A Milwaukee resident, he is on the board of directors for the Jackson Park Community Association and president of the Italian American Mutual Aid Society Giuseppe Garibaldi. Tim also belongs to Bay View's Amvets Post #14. 

Urszula Tempska

Urszula Tempska was born and raised in Poland. Since coming to the US in 1986, she earned a PH.D in English at the University of Texas, Austin, taught English at several colleges and universities; then earned a Juris Doctor degree at Marquette University Law School and is currently in private practice, specializing in post-conviction and appellate work.

Adam Wickersham

Adam Wickersham spent 13 years on active duty as an Intelligence Analyst and Arabic Interrogator in the US Army. He is currently serving as Lead Legislative Fiscal Analyst at the City of Milwaukee while working as a part-time adjunct professor of economics and IT Management at MATC.

Tom Williams

Tom Williams has a 30-year history of involvement with non-profit organizations in Milwaukee, both as an executive and as a consultant. In 2007 he became a a Presbyterian Church-USA minister, and has served as an interim minister in a number of southeastern Wisconsin churches. He is an Army veteran with a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in Vietnam.

Michal Ann Dawson

Michal Ann (“Mike”) Dawson retired from the City of Milwaukee after a varied career as an aldermanic aide, Dept. of City Development (DCD) liaison to Common Council, staff to Council’s Finance Committee, liaison officer for Mayor John Norquist, and deputy commissioner of  DCD.  Dawson has served on a number of non-profit boards, including The Women’s Fund, Select Milwaukee, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, YMCA & YWCA.

Eric Weiss

Eric Weiss is the founder and CEO of an importing company with offices in Brookfield, Fort Wayne, Ind. And Shanghai, serving businesses throughout the greater Midwest. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin, where he took extensive Chinese language courses, and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Eric, his wife and 4 children, ages of 7 to 15, live in Pewaukee.