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Board of Harbor Commissioners

Board of Harbor Commissioner Timothy Hoelter Timothy Hoelter was appointed President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners on August 8, 2008. Commissioner Hoelter was first commissioned on December 9, 1996 and reappointed every 3 years by the Milwaukee Mayor. Tim was Vice President of Government Affairs for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Tim was responsible for overseeing government relations at home and abroad, supporting global motorcycle regulations and expanding international sales opportunities through the elimination of trade barriers in foreign markets. Mr. Hoelter is also Chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Consumer Goods.

Commissioner Ron San Felippo was appointed on July 14, 2000 and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners as well as President of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Mr. San Felippo is President of San Felippo Consulting Company, a marketing, management consulting and real estate redevelopment company. He is also a partner in Mifflin Management, Inc. which owns and operates residential and commercial real estate properties. San Felippo's extensive public service history includes having been President of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, a member of the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees, a Member of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission and various other social service and arts boards. He is a former Director of Wisconsin Emergency Management as well as a former Director of the State Employment Service for Southeastern Wisconsin. He is currently President of the Historic Third Ward Association as well as Chair of the Milwaukee Business Improvement District #2.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Mark A. Borkowski

Alderman Mark A. Borkowski is a longtime resident of the South Side and was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in a special election on August 18, 2015, and then re-elected to his first full term on April 5, 2016. The Alderman serves as Chair of the Public Works Committee, and the Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Steering & Rules Committee, Judiciary and Legislation Committee, Milwaukee Board of Harbor Commissioners, and Capital Improvement Committee.

Prior to his service to the city of Milwaukee, Alderman Borkowski served for 23 years on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, winning his first election in 1992. He graduated from Carroll College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and pursued his master’s degree in Management at Cardinal Stritch University. He was married and has two adult children.

Alderman Borkowski is actively involved in the community and has a variety of interests and is currently a member of St. Gregory the Great Church, the United Seniors of Wisconsin, the Polish Heritage Alliance Inc., the Southside Business Club, Milwaukee Society 2159, and the Knights of Columbus.

Alderman Borkowski previously held these positions: He was the National Director and the National Commissioner of the Polish National Alliance. He also served as President for the Milwaukee Society Polish National Alliance Group 2159. He served as President of the St. Joseph's Foundation and was a Chairman at St. Francis Hospital Eleemosyarians. He was the past Executive Director of the Mitchell Street Advancement Corporation and the Special Events Director for the American Heart Association of Wisconsin. Finally, Alderman Borkowski was recognized in 2015 as the Polish American of the Year, by the Milwaukee Society Group 2159 of the Polish National Alliance.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Craig Mastantuono Craig Mastantuono, Port Commissioner, Milwaukee. Using a strategic and imaginative approach to defending people and achieving positive outcomes for his clients, Attorney Mastantuono has a reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin, as recognized by his peers in annual surveys. He is an aggressive trial lawyer and effective negotiator. He practices law statewide, focusing on representation of people in criminal defense cases and investigations, in addition to crisis management and white-collar defense. He has been included in the criminal defense attorney category in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Publication every year from 2005 through 2013, and was voted Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Shepherd Express 2012 Reader's Poll, in addition to being named in Milwaukee Magazine’s Top Lawyers cover story in 2003. The Wisconsin Law Journal named him a Leader in the Law in 2008 for his successful constitutional challenge of Wisconsin's Carrying Concealed Weapons law, and for his defense of a 10-year-old boy in a high profile Milwaukee homicide case. Before entering private practice, he specialized in defending drug prosecutions for the Waukesha County Trial Division of the State Public Defender.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Claude Krawczyk Mr. Claude Krawczyk was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners by City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on July 30, 2008. A life long resident of Milwaukee, Mr. Krawczyk has served in many leadership roles within his community, serving as a chairperson, board member, and officer for a number of non-profit organizations since 1988.He has also served as volunteer legal counsel to numerous community organizations helping them to achieve their goals. Since 1986, Mr. Krawczyk has served as an Attorney for O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong, S.C., a Milwaukee-based law firm, representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions, developers of real property, lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, and business owners drafting and negotiating manufacturing, distribution, and other related agreements and contracts.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith was appointed as a Board of Harbor Commissioner on 12/4/2013. Her first term runs from 1/30/14 to 1/30/17. Kathleen graduated with a BS in Business in Accounting from St. Xavier College in Chicago, Illinois. She began her work experience as a Congressional Aide, focusing on Immigration, Naturalization, Society Security Disability and all appointments to the U.S. Military Academies. She went on to be an assistant regional partner for Hyatt Legal Servies. She managed finances and investments for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, World Mission Office. Currently Kathleen is the Financial Officer/Human Resources Manager at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Diane Diel Diane Diel was appointed as a Board of Harbor Commissioner on 12/4/2013. Her first three-year term runs from 1/30/14-1/30/17. Diane received her J.D. degree with honors from UW Madison Law School. She is engaged in private practice and has broad experience in virtually all facets of civil practice and litigation. Her focus is on family law, custody and adoption work. Diane has been involved in many professional legal associations as well as community organizations such as the YWCA and Meta House

Port Administration Building
2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone (414) 286-3511

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