Independent Business Association of Wisconsin: Ann Barry Hanneman elected president of board of directors

Milwaukee, WI – August 19, 2021 — Ann Barry Hanneman, shareholder in the Labor and Employment Section of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., has been elected president of the board of directors of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin at the association’s annual meeting on July 16, 2021. She serves as legal counsel to management in labor and employment law matters, including representing employers in federal and state employment litigation and labor arbitration.

Hanneman said, “It is an honor for me to serve as president of the IBAW board of directors for 2021-2022. Having been a board member since 2008, and serving in various positions on our executive committee, there has not been a more exciting time for IBAW. More than ever, IBAW is poised to meet the challenges facing businesses today.”

“Throughout the pandemic, IBAW served and supported the business community in significant ways, including building strategic partnerships to advocate for the interests of Wisconsin businesses, delivering high quality programs that strengthen and support the development of businesses and business leaders, and providing top-notch networking opportunities,” continued Hanneman.

Hanneman is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a member of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, and in 2016 was recognized as a “Woman in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Hanneman continued, “This coming year, we continue that support for our members and our business community, including our Manufacturing Summit, celebrating the “Optimism in Manufacturing” featuring four top Wisconsin leaders, and our 7th Annual Clay Shoot at the Waukesha Gun Club.”

“IBAW remains committed to its mission to advance business prosperity through insightful programming, executive networking and member-driven public policy and advocacy. Under our board’s leadership this year, IBAW will continue to inspire business leaders to make our business community one we all can be proud of and to work collaboratively to meet the challenges facing businesses now, and in the future,” concluded Hanneman.

Since 1973, the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) was formed for small business owners to engage in conversation relating to legislation impacting the bottom-line costs of businesses throughout Wisconsin. IBAW is a venue for high-level CEOs, CFOs, COOs, other upper management, and entrepreneurs to network, exchange business ideas, and become educated and involved on issues that impact their business. IBAW is time well spent!

For additional information, contact Steve Kohlmann, IBAW Executive Director, via email at [email protected] To register, go to