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


Craig Bierlein, Chairperson
Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat

Jim Howe, Vice Chairperson
Star of the West Milling Co.

Michael Keller Zehnder, Immediate Past Chairperson
Bavarian Inn Lodge

Abby Curtis, CVB Chairperson
Frankenmuth Woolen Mill / Abby's of Frankenmuth

Wendy Winkel, CVB Vice Chairperson
Grandpa Tiny's Farm

Drew Zehnder, Financial Advisor
Zehnder & Associates

Darrell Zolton, Legal Counsel
Zolton Law Offices

Chuck Stadler, Jr.
CORE Staffing

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, Treasurer
Rapunzel's Boutique

Andrew Keller
JMW Real Estate

Michelle Mattis
Huntington Bank

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, City of Frankenmuth

Convention & Visitors Bureau Board


Abby Curtis, Chairperson
Frankenmuth Woolen Mill / Abby's of Frankenmuth

Wendy Winkel, Vice Chairperson
Grandpa Tiny's Farm

Eric Fielbrandt, Immediate Past Chairperson
Frankenmuth FunShips

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

Doug Lemcke
Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Cathy Kruger
Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Martha Keller Kaczynski
Bavarian Inn Lodge

Mandy Lubaczewski
SpringHill Suites / Fairfield Inn & Suites

Mitesh Patel
Frankenmuth Motel

Annette Rummel
Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Dennis Krafft
Saginaw County Commissioner