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

Susan Zehnder, Chairman

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Al Kaul, Vice Chairman

Wellspring Lutheran Services

Abby Curtis, Immediate Past Chairman

Frankenmuth Woolen Mill

Steve Jennings, Treasurer

Rau's Country Store

Mandy Lubaczewski, CVB Chairman

SpringHill Suites & Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Dietrich Bronner, CVB Vice Chairman

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Katie Zehnder, Promotions Committee Chairman

Frankenmuth Gift Shops, Inc.

Mary Ann Ackerman

Frankenmuth School District

Jenny Bickel

Frankenmuth Credit Union

Matt Bronner

Wm Bronner & Son, Inc.

Julie Gafkay, Legal Counsel

Gafkay Law, PLC

Charlie Graham

City Manager - City of Frankenmuth

Tim Hildner

Frankenmuth Township Supervisor

Jim Howe

Star of the West Milling Co.

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

Mayor - City of Frankenmuth

Chuck Stadler, Jr.

Vital Nurse Staffing

Sheila Stamiris

DDA/EDC Director

Drew Zehnder, Financial Advisor

Zehnder & Associates


Mandy Lubaczewski, Chairman

SpringHill Suites & Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Dietrich Bronner, Vice Chairman

Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

G. Grossi, Immediate Past Chairman

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant

Cindy Keinath, Treasurer

Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Tracey Baker


Jim Engel

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Eric Fielbrandt

Frankenmuth FunShips

Dennis Krafft

County Commissioner

Doug Lemcke

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Heather Rousseau

SugarHigh Bakery

Annette Rummel

Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB