Milwaukee Press Club: MMAC President Dale Kooyenga to headline Newsmaker Luncheon

MILWAUKEE – Dale Kooyenga, president of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon set for Wednesday, December 13, hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club and
Kooyenga joined the MMAC in January in a newly-created position as senior vice president. He served 12 years in the Wisconsin Legislature, including eight years in the Assembly in the 14th district and four years in the State Senate in the 5th district before deciding in 2022 not to seek re-election. A Republican who represented Brookfield and other suburbs west of Milwaukee, he also is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Kooyenga is a certified public accountant who previously served as CFO for Stonehouse Water Technologies, LLC in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center and held accounting positions at several other firms including as a senior manager – CPA for KPMG.
Kooyenga will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, to be moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Maryann Lazarski, series/documentary producer for Milwaukee PBS.
The media panel:
Karl Ebert – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rich Kirchen – Milwaukee Business Journal
Maredithe Meyer – BizTimes Milwaukee
The luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies. partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Medical College of Wisconsin, Commercial Association of REALTORS and Spectrum.
The press club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost to attend is $25 for MPC members, $30 for non-members and $20 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions, or call 262-894-2224.
Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.