MEET OUR TEAM


SHELLEY JUREWICZ
Chief FaBricator
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414.287.4143 | LinkedIn


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. Jurewicz 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. Jurewicz 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. Jurewicz 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
  • Leadership Forum participation
  • Sponsorships
  • Partnerships
  • The Future Food Center


BRAD ROSTOWFSKE
VP of Industry Expertise
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414.287.4135 | LinkedIn

Brad Rostowfske is the VP of Industry Expertise at FaB Wisconsin. He leads FaB’s efforts to maximize our state’s innovation and business ecosystem, including the FaBcap Business Accelerator Program. Prior to joining FaB in 2015, Rostowfske held various roles in engineering, new product/business development and innovation with Oscar Mayer Foods, Sargento Foods, Palermo’s Pizza, and Raise the Bar Innovation consulting. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in engineering and business management from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Contact Brad for:

  • Starting, scaling or expanding your business
  • The FaBcap accelerator program
  • International opportunities


GINA BALKE
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. Balke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Contact Gina for:

  • FaB's Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery
  • Talent Forum participation
  • Talent attraction and development for your business


EMILY ALLEN
Director of Communications
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414.287.4106 | LinkedIn

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

Contact Emily for:

  • Website and social media
  • FaBfeed e-newsletter
  • Logos and graphics
  • Brochures and marketing materials
  • Submitting your news or press release
  • Joining FaB and renewing membership
  • Membership questions and profile troubleshooting
  • New and renewing member payment
  • Member invoices, receipts, and W-9s
  • Event registration and details
 

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