Executive Committee

2023-2024 Executive Committee Members

Cathy Olig

Executive Director
cathy-olig

swsaexecdirector5@gmail.com

Term: Ongoing

Paul Mielke

Co-Chair
Paul-Mielke (1)

mielpa@hamilton.k12.wi.us
Superintendent
Hamilton

Term: Ends June 30, 2024

Larry Dux

Co-Chair
Larry-Dux

boe.pewaukeeschools.org
Board Member, Clerk
Pewaukee School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2024

Mike Cady, Phd

Co-Chair Elect

cadymic@pewaukeeschools.org

Superintendent

Pewaukee School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2026

Monica Kelsey Brown

Regional Representative
Region 1

mkelsey-brown@browndeerschools.com
Superintendent
Brown Deer

Term: Ends June 30, 2024

Tina Owen-Moore

Regional Representative
Region 2

owenmooret@cudahysd.org

Superintendent

Cudahy

Term: Ends June 30, 2024

Jim Wood

Regional Representative
Region 3

jwood@oasd.org
Board Member, President
Oconomowoc School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2026

Todd Price

Regional Representative
Region 4

tprice@kusd.edu
Board Member
Kenosha Unified School District

Term: Ends June 30, 2025

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

Dan Arnold

Fiscal Agent

darnold@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