The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books could not happen without the input and hard work of community members. Volunteers spend months planning, organizing, staging, and finally presenting the Festival.

Coordinator:

Candace Decker, UW-Waukesha Staff‘

Event Chairs:

Timothy Thering, UW-Waukesha Faculty, and Duane Stein, Retired Waukesha School District Educator

Advisory Council:

Andrea Bryant, Waukesha Philanthropist; Barb Geiger, Retired County School District Educator; Kathie Giorgio, Allwriters’Workplace & Workshop Program Director & author, Literacy Specialist ; Cathy Kozlowicz, Founding Executive Director of Literacy For All, Inc.; Ellen Langill, History Professor and Author; Grant Lynch, Waukesha Public Library Director; Harry Muir, Former UW-Waukesha Campus Dean; Amanda Payne, Waukesha County Business Alliance; Emily Reddy, Waukesha School District, Literacy Specialist; Elizabeth Ewend, UW-Waukesha Student; Deb Running, UW-Waukesha Foundation Executive Director; Laraine O’Brien, UW-Waukesha Foundation and Founder of Festival; Sue Reihl, Carroll University Librarian; Holly Wehrhahn, UW-Waukesha Continuing Education, Southeast Regional Director

Executive Committee:

Amanda Carron and Kathleen Folbrecht, UW-Waukesha Staff, Exhibits & Writers Marketplace Co-Chairs; Candace Decker, Coordinator; Timothy Thering, Event Co-Chair; Duane Stein, Event Co-Chair; John Klima, Waukesha Public Library and Website/Social Media Chair; Molly Magestro, UW-Washington County Faculty and Program Chair; Elizabeth Ewend, Volunteer Chair; Judy Roller; Lisa Baudoin, Books & Company Owner; Bonnie Birk, UW-Waukesha Foundation Emeritus Board; Greg Ahrenhoester, English, UW-Waukesha Faculty; Steven Decker, Theatre, UW-Waukesha Faculty; Ellyn Lem, English, UW-Waukesha Faculty; Kathy O’Neil, CHC, Director, Corporate Compliance ProHealth Care; Deb Running UW-Waukesha Foundation Executive Director; Laraine O’Brien, UW-Waukesha Foundation and Founder of Festival

Program Committee:

Molly Magestro, Chair; Bonnie Birk; Heather Carroll, UW-Waukesha Faculty; Candace Decker; Genevieve Freese, UW-Waukesha Faculty; Kathie Giorgio; Virginia Jones, Retired Waukesha School District Librarian; Karol Kennedy, Menomonee Falls Public Library Director; John Klima, Associate Director, Waukesha Public Library; Ellyn Lem; Larry Nelson, Waukesha County Board of Supervisors; Laraine O’Brien; Deb Running; Judy Roller; Margaret Rozga, UW-Waukesha Faculty Emerita; Duane Stein

Marketing & Communications:

Candace Decker; Bonnie Birk; Judy Roller; Laraine O’Brien

Website/Social Media:

John Klima

Sponsorships:

Deb Running, Chair; Laraine O’Brien

Volunteers:

Elizabeth Ewend, Chair

Exhibits & Writer Marketplace:

Amanda Carron,UW-Waukesha, and Kathleen Folbrecht, UW-Waukesha, Co-Chairs

Site Planning & Logistics:

UW-Waukesha Staff‘

Administrative Support:

Candace Decker, UW-Waukesha Foundation

Finance:

Alex Lackore, UW-Waukesha Foundation Treasurer

Authors & Presenters Reception:

Llazar Konda, Meli Bar & Restaurant; Marilyn Lindemeyer

Century Fence Student Essay Contest Judging:

Sharon Wood, Chair; James Boling, David Hackbarth, Larry Nelson, Margaret Rozga, Scott Silet

Hospitality:

Country Springs Hotel, Holiday Inn-Pewaukee

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