MMAC President Dale Kooyenga to Headline Newsmaker Luncheon

Event Details

Join us for a Newsmaker Luncheon with Dale Kooyenga, president of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce.

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.


Register for Event

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 by booking below. 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.

December 2023 Newsmaker Luncheon – Dale Kooyenga


Non-Member Newsmaker Ticket – $30.00 – Dale Kooyenga/MMAC


MPC Member Newsmaker Ticket – $25.00 – Dale Kooyenga/MMAC

(Must be a Milwaukee Press Club member and current on membership dues.)


Student Newsmaker Ticket – $20 – Dale Kooyenga/MMAC

(Must be a full-time student.)


Attendee Information – December 2023 Newsmaker-Dale Kooyenga

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