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Driving Milwaukee's vibrancy through arts and culture.


 Imagine MKE drives vibrancy, prosperity, and systemic change in the Greater Milwaukee area by advancing and advocating for our region's arts, culture, and creative industries.


We envision Milwaukee as a nationally-recognized creative community, a magnet for talent and investment, where social and economic opportunity is powered by an equitable, diverse, and thriving creative economy.


A Committee of Dedicated Professionals and Arts Patrons

Our board members bring diverse expertise, a shared passion for the arts, and a deep commitment to advancing our initiatives. Together, they provide strategic leadership, invaluable insights, and unwavering support to help us create a lasting impact in our community.

Beth Haskovec, Chair

WI Economic Development Corp.

Katie Heil, Founding Chair

Heil Family Foundation

Chad Bauman, Treasurer

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Antonio Butts

Walnut Way

Daniel J. Gawronski

Michael Best & Friedrich

Chris Lierman

GMR Marketing

Joe Poeschl

MKE Tech Hub

Deanna Tillisch, Past Chair

Community Volunteer

Carole Nicksin, Secretary

Milwaukee Magazine

Geraud Blanks

Culture X Design

Moira Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Consultancy

Claire Koenig

VISIT Milwaukee

Jeffrey Morin

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Elizabeth Ridley

The Brimful Life

Our Supporters

companies and foundations that believe in the transformative power of the arts.

Imagine MKE Supporters -- Baumgartner Charitable Trust
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Northwestern Mutual
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Herzfeld Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Heil Family Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Zilber Family Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Our Team

A Collective of Passionate Arts Advocates

At Imagine MKE, we are driven by a collective passion for driving Milwaukee's vibrancy through arts and culture. Our team is comprised of dedicated individuals who are committed to advocating for systemic change, fostering collaboration, and promoting the economic and cultural value of the arts. Together, we work to ensure a prosperous future for Milwaukee's arts and culture sector.

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