Board of Directors

The board leads… the staff manages”

The board of directors is the governing body of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Its members represent a broad cross section of the businesses and professional leadership of the community. The first and last authority is with the membership who delegate their policy making power to the board of directors. Every board member represents the entire membership, entire community; not merely one type of business, industry or one section of the community.

Board Members

Abby Curtis, Chairman

Frankenmuth Woolen Mill

Susan Zehnder, Vice Chairman

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Al Kaul, Treasurer

Wellspring Lutheran Services

Jenny Bickel, Immediate Past Chairman

Frankenmuth Credit Union

G. Grossi, CVB Chairman

DaVinci's Restaurant

Mandy Lubaczewski, CVB Vice Chairman

SpringHill Suites & Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Craig Bierlein, Promotions Committee Chairman

Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Mary Ann Ackerman

Frankenmuth School District

Lorene Bronner

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Julie Gafkay, Legal Counsel

Gafkay & Dafoe, PLC

Charlie Graham

City Manager

Tim Hildner

Township Supervisor

Jason Hultberg

Frankenmuth Industrial

Steve Jennings

Rau's Country Store, Inc.

Michael Keller Zehnder

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Jamie Kelly

Frankenmuth Insurance

Frank M. Piesko

Frankenmuth Family Dental

Dee Ruggirello

Rapunzel's Unique Gifts & Yarn

Gary Rupprecht


Sheila Stamiris

DDA/EDC Director


G. Grossi, Chairman

daVinci’s Restaurant

Mandy Lloyd Lubaczewski, Vice Chairman

Fairfield Inn & SpringHill Suites

Dietrich Bronner, Treasurer

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

Jim Engel, Immediate Past Chair

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Tracey Baker


Cindy Keinath

Jellystone Camp Resort

Dennis Krafft

County Commissioner

Heather Rousseau

SugarHigh Bakery

Annette Rummel

Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Martha Shelton

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth