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Members Ratify New Press Club Board of Governors

MILWAUKEE, WI – September 28, 2022 – Maryann Lazarski, editorial producer for Milwaukee PBS will lead the Milwaukee Press Club as president for the next year, after the membership’s ratification of annual elections to the club’s board of governors at its Annual Meeting on September 27.

Lazarski is an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist. She joined Milwaukee PBS in 2013 where she is currently the editorial producer involved in storytelling creation and strategy. Lazarski produces the news-magazine program 10thirtysix along with documentaries and specials. In addition to her work at Milwaukee PBS, Lazarski spent 20 years at WISN-TV Channel 12 in both producing and management positions.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Lazarski with the Silver Circle Award for her tenure and significant contributions to the industry.  She has won several Emmys and national public media awards in addition to top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Associated Press.

Lazarski also has held faculty positions at Cardinal Stritch University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She has served on the Milwaukee Press Club Board for nearly 20 years.

Also elected to the board were:

  • James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, President-Elect
  • H. Carl Mueller, Mueller Communications LLC, Treasurer
  • Fraser Engerman, Walgreens Co., Secretary


  • Charles Benson, Reporter and Anchor, TMJ4 News
  • Tom Daykin, Business Reporter/Commercial Development, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Bruce Harrison, Multimedia Journalist, TMJ4 News
  • Elizabeth Hummitzsch, Vice President, Mueller Communications LLC
  • Marilyn Krause, Principal, Krause Communications

They join continuing directors:

  • Katharine Foley, Communications Strategist, Northwestern Mutual
  • Kathy Mykleby, Former News Anchor/Reporter, WISN-TV
  • Nyesha Stone, Founder, Carvd N Stone

Corri Hess, Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will remain on the board as past-president.

Milwaukee Press Club members also re-elected the following directors to the MPC Endowment Ltd., the philanthropic affiliate of the Press Club:

  • Joel Dresang, Landaas & Company, president
  • Lindsey McKee, Storyteller Symphony, director
  • Erin Richards, Center on Reinventing Public Education, director
  • Nyesha Stone, Carvd N Stone, director
  • Kim Schine, HYFIN Radio Milwaukee

Other members of the MPC Endowment board, whose terms expire in 2022:

  • Tom Heinen, retired, director
  • Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, vice president
  • Jim Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, director
  • David Niles, PKI Digital Marketing, treasurer

Click here to see photos from our Annual Meeting and the Investiture of Paul Cebar into the Knights of Bohemia.

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