Market Staff & Board of Directors

Business Improvement District No. 2 (BID), a state statute-enabled entity created by the City in 1987, has the power to levy assessments on business property. The nine-member board is appointed by the Mayor of Milwaukee, subject to Common Council approval. Each year, the BID is responsible for submitting an operating plan, which includes the budget and goals for the year, to the Common Council as part of the City's budget. The operating plan includes any proposed assessments, which the BID Board has approved and the assessment formulas, which determine the assessments paid by individual property owners. The BID is classified as a quasi-governmental body, which is treated as an extension of the City, and holds ownership of the Milwaukee Public Market building. No public dollars are provided to the Market's annual operating budget.

Market Staff

Paul Schwartz

Executive Director (Public Market & BID No.2)

David Ware

Facility Manager

Ryan Litsheim

Digital Systems Manager

Vicki Asimakopoulos

Operations Manager

Alison Enders

Events & Hospitality Manager

Jan Barnard

Events & Admin Coordinator

Ashlee Zillmer

Accounting Clerk

Casey Murphy

Maintenance Coordinator

Mario Clipper

Maintenance Coordinator

Danielle O'Connell

Event Coordinator

Kylee Holbrook

Administrative Assistant

Bryan Babler

Building Manager

Paige Hammond

Marketing & Communications Manager

Mitchell Gilipsky

Administrative Assistant

Business Improvement District #2
Board of Directors

Ron San Felippo, Chair

3 Bridges Development

Greg Uhen, Vice Chair

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Kendall Breunig, Treasurer

Sunset Investors

Robert Joseph

Joseph Property Development

Marianne Burish


Ann Pieper Eisenbrown

Pieper Properties, LLC

Michael DeMichele

DeMichele Co.

Steve Mech

CSA Commercial

Michael Gardner, Immediate Past President

Historic Third Ward Association

Welcome to one of America's Best Public Markets...Milwaukee's most unique downtown food destination!
Bursting with one-of-a-kind, high quality selections of artisan & ethnic products and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee Public Market, located in the vibrant Historic Third Ward neighborhood.

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