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

Al Kaul, Chairman

Wellspring Lutheran Services

Steve Jennings, Vice Chairman

Rau's Country Store

Susan Zehnder, Immediate Past Chairman

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Frank M. Piesko, Treasurer

Frankenmuth Family Dental

Cindy Keinath, CVB Chairman

Jellystone Camp Park Resort

Dietrich Bronner, CVB Chairman

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Bonnie VanVoorhees, Promotions Committee Chairman

Frankenmuth Community Education

Adele Martin

Frankenmuth School District

Craig Bierlein

Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat

Matt Bronner

Wm Bronner & Son, Inc.

Julie Gafkay, Legal Counsel

Gafkay Law, PLC

Bridget Smith

City Manager - City of Frankenmuth

Tim Hildner

Frankenmuth Township Supervisor

Jim Howe

Star of the West Milling Co.

Michael Keller Zehnder

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Andrew Ahlschwede

Emil Rummel Insurance Agency

Dee Ruggirello

Rapunzel's Boutique

Gary Rupprecht

Mayor - City of Frankenmuth

Chuck Stadler, Jr.

Vital Nurse Staffing

Sheila Stamiris

DDA/EDC Director

Drew Zehnder, Financial Advisor

Zehnder & Associates


Dietrich Bronner, Chairman

Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

Cindy Keinath, Vice Chairman

Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Mandy Lubaczewski, Immediate Past Chairman

SpringHill Suites & Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Doug Lemcke, Treasurer

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

G. Grossi

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant

Tracey Baker


Martha Zehnder Keller

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Eric Fielbrandt

Frankenmuth FunShips

Dennis Krafft

County Commissioner

Heather Rousseau

SugarHigh Bakery

Abby Curtis

Abby's of Frankenmuth

Annette Rummel

Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB