Board Members

Board of Directors

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.

“The board leads… the staff manages” Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Board Members


Michael Keller Zehnder, Chairman
Bavarian Inn Lodge

Chuck Stadler, Jr., Immediate Past Chairman
Vital Nurse Staffing

Craig Bierlein, Vice Chairman
Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat

Jim Howe, Treasurer
Star of the West Milling Co.

Eric Fielbrandt, CVB Chairman
Frankenmuth FunShips Tastings & Tours

Abby Curtis, CVB Vice Chairman
Frankenmuth Woolen Mill / Abby's of Frankenmuth

Adam Barden, Promotions Committee Chairman
Frankenmuth True Value Hardware

Drew Zehnder, Financial Advisor
Zehnder & Associates

Darrell Zolton, Legal Counsel
Zolton Law Offices

Steve Jennings
Rau's Country Store

Nick Shelton
The Fortress Golf Course

Zak McClellan
Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie

Kelly Baumgartner
Morgan Stanley

Matt Bronner
Wm Bronner & Son, Inc.

Dee Zehnder-Ruggirello
Rapunzel's Boutique

Andrew Ahlschwede
Emil Rummel Insurance Agency

Tim Hildner
Frankenmuth Township Supervisor

Adele Martin
Frankenmuth School District

Bridget Smith
City Manager - City of Frankenmuth

Mary Anne Ackerman
Mayor - City of Frankenmuth

Sheila Stamiris
DDA/EDC Director

Convention & Visitors Bureau Board


Eric Fielbrandt, Chairman
Frankenmuth FunShips

Abby Curtis, Vice Chairman
Abby's of Frankenmuth

Doug Lemcke, Immediate Past Chairman
Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Wendy Winkel, Treasurer
Grandpa Tiny's Farm

Cindy Keinath
Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Martha Keller Kaczynski
Bavarian Inn Lodge

Jackie Gere
Willi's Sausage Co. / Amazin' Mitten

Mandy Lubaczewski
SpringHill Suites / Fairfield Inn & Suites

Mitesh Patel
Frankenmuth Motel

Annette Rummel
Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Dennis Krafft
Saginaw County Commissioner