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

Chuck Stadler, Jr., Chairman

Vital Nurse Staffing

Michael Keller Zehnder, Vice Chairman

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Steve Jennings, Immediate Past Chairman

Rau's Country Store

Craig Bierlein, Treasurer

Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat

Doug Lemcke, CVB Chairman

Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Eric Fielbrandt, CVB Vice Chairman

Frankenmuth FunShips Tastings & Tours

Adam Barden, Promotions Committee Chairman

Frankenmuth True Value Hardware

Al Kaul

Wellspring Lutheran Services

Susan Zehnder

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Matt Bronner

Wm Bronner & Son, Inc.

Dee Zehnder-Ruggirello

Rapunzel's Boutique

Frank M. Piesko

Frankenmuth Family Dental

Jim Howe

Star of the West Milling Co.

Andrew Ahlschwede

Emil Rummel Insurance Agency

Drew Zehnder, Financial Advisor

Zehnder & Associates

Tim Hildner

Frankenmuth Township Supervisor

Adele Martin

Frankenmuth School District

Bridget Smith

City Manager - City of Frankenmuth

Mary Ann Ackerman

Mayor - City of Frankenmuth

Sheila Stamiris

DDA/EDC Director


Doug Lemcke, Chairman

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Eric Fielbrandt, Vice Chairman

Frankenmuth FunShips

Cindy Keinath, Immediate Past Chairman

Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Abby Curtis, Treasurer

Abby's of Frankenmuth

Tracey Baker


Martha Keller Kaczynski

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Jackie Gere

Willi's Sausage Co. / Amazin' Mitten

Mandy Lubaczewski

SpringHill Suites / Fairfield Inn & Suites

Wendy Winkle

Grandpa Tiny's Farm

Mitesh Patel

Frankenmuth Motel

Annette Rummel

Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Dennis Krafft

Saginaw County Commissioner