Bill Krugler


Bill worked in the Milwaukee business community for more than 30 years before retiring in 2011. Most of his career was spent as Managing Director at Mason Wells, the largest private equity firm in Wisconsin. Bill worked with management teams of small to medium sized companies to help them grow and improve. Bill has redirected his efforts to bring a business approach to reduce chronic unemployment and underemployment in Milwaukee. In 2013, he formed Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc. to bring a new pathway towards sustainable employment for motivated central city residents.

Michael W. Adams

Director-Employee Development

Michael is a seasoned business professional who established A Stepping Stone, a job development organization committed to preparing prospective employees for gainful employment and sustainable relationships with employers. Michael is a business owner with experience in clerical, janitorial, light assembly, warehouse operations and distribution center management. He also offers extensive knowledge in human resource management and career development for major corporations. 

Rodney Moutry

Director-Small Business Development

Rodney is a Milwaukee native, UW-Milwaukee Business School graduate and a seasoned Sales Management professional.  He spent the past 25 years in for profit large, anchor institution sales representing Fortune 100 companies such as Sprint, Xerox and Ameritech.  Rodney recently spent 12 years managing Sprint’s corporate B2B sales organization for Wisconsin.  His professional background, especially his Branch Management experience, provides him a unique insight into successfully operating a small business while meeting the business needs and requirements of the larger anchor institutions.  He possesses a passion for seeing significant economic and employment improvement in the city of Milwaukee and is excited to utilize his extensive business background to help make meaningful strides in these areas.

Jerry Westmoreland

Employment Support Specialist

Jerry brings a good mix of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  He has an Associate degree in Industrial Engineering and has worked for more than 20 years at several manufacturing and distribution companies gaining experience in quality engineering, technical support and customer relations.  More recently, Jerry has worked for the YWCA and Esperanza Unida, where his roles included coaching individuals seeking employment and developing / coordinating transitional job sites.

Jose Acevedo

Employment Support Specialist

Jose is a business professional with more than 12 years of experience in workforce development where he was responsible for developing and interacting with local businesses to identify job placement and career advancement opportunities for individuals with employment challenges.  He also brings experience in the manufacturing sector where he worked in maintenance and inventory control.  Jose is a Chicago native who relocated to Wisconsin and is fluent in Spanish.

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Kathryn Buono

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Bill Krugler

President, Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc.

Antonio Butts

Executive Director of Walnut Way Conservation Corp

Pastor Michelle Townsend de Lopez

Senior Pastor, Cross Lutheran Church


Al Orr

CEO & Shareholder, Reinhart, Boener, Van Deuren, S.C.

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