KABA Board of Directors
KABA is governed by a 32-member board of directors and a 12-member executive committee. Board members are nominated by a committee and elected by KABA’s members. In addition to the board of directors, a number of committees are active in various aspects of the organization including finance, audit and personnel.
Chair Jens Emerson
VP of Finance, Froedtert South
Vice Chair Wes Saber
CFO, Haribo of America
Secretary Chris Weyker
CEO, Kenosha Achievement Center, Inc.
Treasurer Anne Arbas
Senior Vice President & CFO, Jockey International
Immediate Past Chair Dr. John Swallow
President & CEO, Carthage College
General Counsel, Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Vice President - Finance, Uline
Manager, Customer Solutions, WEC Energy Group
General Manager, Amazon
Executive Director, Shalom Center
Owner, PlaySpace Kenosha
Dr. Deborah Ford
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
President, Specialized Accounting Services LLC
President, Aurora Medical Center - Kenosha
Anthony Jefferson, Sr.
Owner, Five-Star Moving Crew
President, Horizon Systems Machining, Inc.
VP of Supply Chain, InSinkErator
Chairman, State Bank of the Lakes
General Manager, Industrial Business, MTI – A Steel Partners Company
Sr. Vice President, Sr. Commercial Banking Manager, Johnson Financial Group
Vice President, Zilber Property Group
Senior Vice President – Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Snap-on Incorporated
Michael Pitts, Jr.
Owner, Pitts Brothers & Associates
CEO, Riley Construction Company
Dr. Ritu Raju
President, Gateway Technical College
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Five Star Fabricating, Inc.
Director of Business Development/Partner, Equity Creative
Vice President - Operations, RPM International Inc. - Specialty Coatings Group
Vice President Sales & Marketing, Kenosha Beef International
President & CEO, Fair Oaks Foods
Dr. Jeffrey Weiss
Superintendent of Schools, Kenosha Unified School District