Danny Goldberg
Danny Goldberg Executive Director
Danny Goldberg is Executive Director of the Building2Learn Consortium. Mr. Goldberg has served on the Board of Directors for Milwaukee Public Schools and is co-founder of Carmen Schools of Science and Technology. Most recently, he was founder of University Laboratory Charter School. He has also served as Director of Innovation, Outreach, and School Services for the Wisconsin Charter Schools Association and Education Director for Homeboyz Interactive, a youth transformation and IT workforce development organization that reduced gang violence in Milwaukee by training and placing more than 150 gang-affiliated and/or at-risk youth into IT jobs or college programs.

Board of Directors – Executive Committee and Founding Members

Joe Schmidt President
Joe Schmidt PresidentFounding Member B2L Consortium Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown Vice President
Joe Schmidt is a project developer for Trane Co. In this role he, is responsible for business development and achieving the desired outcomes on numerous multi-million dollar construction projects for the company. Prior to joining Trane Co. in 2017, Mr. Schmidt served as pre-construction manager at C.G. Schmidt.
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Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown
Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown
Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown currently serves as the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Brown Deer School District. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education from UW-Whitewater. Dr. Brown went on to earn her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from UW-Madison.
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Susie Falk Secretary
Susie Falk Secretary Founding Member, B2L Consortium
Susie Falk is founder and president of Falk Group Public Relations, a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise focused on brand development, reputation management and fund development for nonprofit and other mission-driven organizations in the Midwest.
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RJ Datt
RJ Datt Treasurer Bio
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Directors

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson
A carpenter by trade, Jim Anderson has been a business representative for North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters since 2015. He has been a member of Carpenter’s Local 161 since 1991 where he now serves as financial secretary. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Southeast Wisconsin Carpenters Training Center’s joint apprenticeship committee (JATC). He also is the Milwaukee area lead for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Career Connections curriculum for students in grades 9-12. In this capacity Mr. Anderson enjoys educating the next generation about careers
in the skilled trades and the family-sustainable life they provide by working hard.
Regina Flores
Regina Flores
Regina Flores currently serves as Compliance Manager for Milwaukee Public Schools. Ms. Flores’ professional career has consisted of various leadership roles and responsibilities in both the public and private sector. She holds a Master’s degree from Concordia University and has furthered her educational goals by pursuing a doctorate in education and leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. She is passionate about community engagement and diversity and inclusion efforts which align to the main aspects of her professional work.
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Chester Hunter
Chester Hunter
Chester Hunter is a Vice President of Business Development for Aguila, a Foxconn company. He is a senior executive with expertise in the development of a value added experiences for his clients. Hunter consults with Foxconn companies, Channel Partners & prospective customers to improve their customer experience through streamlining processes, implementing best practices, utilizing new technologies and optimizing sales channels.
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Marty Lexmond
Marty Lexmond
Marty Lexmond is the superintendent of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, having served in this role since 2015. Prior to joining this school district, Mr. Lexmond served as superintendent for the Shorewood School District from 2012 to 2015. Before that he served as superintendent of the Kohler School District. He previously spent 16 years with the Milwaukee Public School District and 2 1/2 years with Denver Public Schools. Read More
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Jon Nehls
Jon Nehls
Jon Nehls, Field Operations Manager of Mortensen Construction, is responsible for the overall direction of the field forces of Mortenson’s Wisconsin operations, including relationship management, preconstruction, construction and business development activities, constructability reviews, as well as hiring of all field personnel.
Blake Peuse
Blake Peuse
Blake Peuse, a Founding member of the B2L Consortium, has worked for over 20 years in public education in Wisconsin serving as a Superintendent, Principal at the elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school levels, as an Assistant Principal, and as a teacher.
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Jim Piatt
Jim Piatt
Jim Piatt, a Founding member of the B2L Consortium, is President of Messmer Catholic Schools. Piatt began his career in education as a math, computer and business teacher at Messmer High School from 1991-96. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector for an industrial distributor and for the Medical College of Wisconsin in project and data systems management. After teaching, Piatt became a high school administrator for 17 years, including principalships at Dominican High School and Brown Deer High School. He has served for over a decade each in both Catholic and public schools. Read more.
Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt is the 4th generation of ownership for CG Schmidt Inc., one of the largest general contractors/construction managers in the Milwaukee area. He serves as director of field operations, managing CG Schmidt’s skilled trades labor force of more than 250 employees. CG Schmidt is a values-based construction management and general contracting firm driven by its core value of caring. Through this value, CG Schmidt offers a great building experience – from world-class pre-construction services to craftsmen who know the meaning of excellence.
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Industry Advisory

Jeff De Vor
Jeff De Vor
Jeff De Vor has been involved in the Building Automation industry since 1985, after earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School in Chicago. The majority of his experience has been in sales and management leadership positions with Siemens Building Technologies. Prior to joining Trane, he was a partner in a Tridium Systems Integration business that also represented control lines from TAC, Siemens, Alerton and Andover and specialized in the integration of multiple control systems. Mr. De Vor is also an Adjunct Instructor for Moraine Park Technical College as well as the University of WI – Stevens Point.
Craig Griffie
Craig Griffie
Craig Griffie manages the Building2Learn Productivity Center at Brown Deer Middle/High School where he has been a Technology Education teacher since 2014. He began his career in IT working at Textura Corporation providing payment management and lien waiver exchange solutions for the commercial construction industry. From 2010-2013, Griffie served as the Director of Home Repair for Appalachia Service Project, a non-profit organization that provides free, volunteer-based home repair and is based in Johnson City, TN. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has an Experience-Based License for Technical and Vocational Education from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez
​Raul Hernandez is a Senior Business Representative with the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Carpenters Hall in Pewaukee as well as serves as a representative the 6 counties served by the NCSRCC. Prior to joining NCSRCC in 2015, Mr. Hernandez was an organizer for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters working on various campaigns to help improve the lives of working people. Today, Mr. Hernandez is an instructor with the NCSRCC, teaching professionalism to members in the region. Read more.
Bill Harrigan
Bill Harrigan
Bill Harrigan is president and CEO of Harrigan Solutions, a company he founded more than 25 years ago. Harrigan Solutions’ high performing teams provide on-site preventive maintenance on production equipment for all types of manufacturers, onsite sanitation services for food and beverage manufacturers, and job site services for construction companies. Mr. Harrigan is passionate about building teams, starting with the development of the individual. This passion is illustrated through the numbers of former inmates he has hired. Harrigan Solutions was awarded the Wisconsin Job Honor Award by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) in the November, 2018.
Dave Stern
Dave Stern
​Dave Stern is VP and Managing Partner at Harrigan Solutions where he is responsible for customer relationships and overall operations and finance. Harrigan Solutions addresses the skills gap by providing hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and control maintenance for the metalworking, liquid process, food & beverage, chemical processing and oil & gas industries. A member of the Cedarburg Grafton Rotary, Mr. Stern also volunteers for the MACC Fund, Make-a-Wish, and Family Sharing. Mr. Stern holds a BBA from UW Whitewater in Accounting and is a licensed CPA.
Josh Rudolph
Josh Rudolph
Josh Rudolph, Scheduling Manager with Mortensen Construction, is responsible for performing planning and scheduling assignments that require the selection and application of planning and scheduling principles and techniques for all Wisconsin projects. He prepares, monitors, and update project schedules, and assists in the site management to formulate action plans. Read more.
George Mosher*
George Mosher*Founder of the Mosher Fellow Initiative
Business executive and Investor George Mosher came to Milwaukee in 1965 to run Business and Institutional Furniture, a company that specialized in selling furniture via catalog to churches and schools.

In 1975 he and his wife Julie started National Business Furniture, which focused on selling furniture to businesses via catalog. Over the years, NBF made several acquisitions including OfficeFurniture.com and Furniture Online. Sales for NBF and its other combines grew to $125 million. National Business Furniture was purchased by K&K America, which was owned by TAACT, a German company expanding its operations in the United States, in 2006.

Most recently, Mr. Mosher has focused on making venture investments and has made more than 240 angel type investments. He served on a number of boards in the community, including: Biz Starts, the Chamber Theatre, Downtown Milwaukee Rotary, and the UWM Library and as an advisor to the Milwaukee Historical Society.

*Deceased