Chief FaBricating Officer
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Shelley Jurewicz is the Chief FaBricator at FaB Wisconsin, having formed the industry cluster organization, originally for the Milwaukee 7, in 2012. FaB is dedicated to growing and advancing the state’s food and beverage manufacturing industry for economic impact. Shelley is responsible for overseeing and growing an organization that can uniquely serve the food industry in the areas of talent development and attraction, food safety, and innovation all in an effort to expand the industry footprint in Wisconsin. She joined the MMAC in 1993 and went on to form MMAC’s Young Professionals of Milwaukee (now FUEL Milwaukee) in 2001 and served as its first executive director. Shelley serves on the board of the Menomonee Valley Partnership and has served on the Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation board and the Public Policy Forum economic development committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in food science from UW-River Falls and has seven years of quality management food industry experience.

Contact Shelley for:

  • Interviews and press
  • Joining FaB
  • Sponsorships
  • Partnerships
  • Marketing, Scaler & Supply Chain Forums
  • The Future Food Center

VP of Industry Engagement
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Gina Balke is the VP of Industry Engagement at FaB Wisconsin. She directs the execution and development of FaB's Talent Outreach Plan and leads our Talent Forum. Gina has served as a chair of our Talent Committee (now Talent Forum) since 2013. She brings 13 years of industry human resource experience to the team, most recently as Senior Human Resource Generalist with Ocean Spray Cranberries. Gina graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Contact Gina for:

  • Member FaBricator program
  • FaB's Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery
  • Talent & Food Safety Forum participation
  • Talent attraction and development for your business

Director of Communications
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Emily Allen is the Director of Communications at FaB Wisconsin. She manages FaB's communications, creative services, and website, as well as providing technical and administrative support. Prior to joining FaB, she worked in career education and web production. Emily graduated with honors from Alverno College with a bachelor's degree in professional communication.

Contact Emily for:

  • Website
  • FaBfeed e-newsletter
  • Logos and graphics
  • Brochures and marketing materials
  • Submitting your news, press release, job listings & events
  • Social media


Membership Manager
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David Allen is the Membership Manager at FaB Wisconsin. He manages FaB's database and billing and provides communications and administrative support. David previously worked as a prepress technician at a local digital printing company and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an associate degree in graphic design. 

Contact David for:

  • Updating your FaB profile 
  • Renewing your membership
  • Membership questions and profile troubleshooting
  • New and renewing member payment
  • Member invoices, receipts, and W-9s
  • Event registration and details