James Kanter Elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Board
MILWAUKEE, WI – (September 21, 2018) – At its first meeting today, the new board of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) elected James (Jim) Kanter, General Manager – Wisconsin for MillerCoors, as chairman. The appointment will last the duration of Kanter’s 3-year term. Kanter was uncontested and the vote was unanimous by the 17-member board. The WCD owns and operates the Wisconsin Center, Miller High Life Theatre, and UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
“It’s an exciting time for the Wisconsin Center District as we define our participation in the renaissance of the west side of downtown,” said Kanter. “The WCD board’s number one priority is to continue to drive topline revenue, and our long-term expectation is to expand and complete the Wisconsin Center.”
Kanter’s appointment comes early in the tenure of WCD president and CEO, Marty Brooks.
“I am very excited by today’s election,” said Brooks. “Jim brings a complete understanding of the opportunities and challenges that the WCD has ahead. His success in the private-sector and commitment to the city of Milwaukee make him the best possible steward of our future success.”
In his role at MillerCoors, Kanter is responsible for commercial execution and strategy for the company and its variety of product lines, which includes analyzing market trends, leveraging data points across departments, and turning marketing plans and strategies into deliverable sales execution. Kanter is also on the board of Discovery World, VISIT Milwaukee and Driven to Achieve.
The next meeting of the WCD board will be held on Friday, November 16th.