Seven new members named to BBBSNEW Board of Directors

March 5, 2018

Brad Nycz named president; Wendy Koehler, vice president


Green Bay, WI – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin (BBBSNEW) is a youth-focused mentoring organization that has been serving the Greater Green Bay area for more than four decades.

BBBSNEW is pleased to announce Brad Nycz, Agilex Business Solutions, has been named president of the Board of Directors. Wendy Koehler, Schreiber Foods, has been named vice president and Larry Frazier continues his term of service as treasurer.

Additionally, seven new members were named to the Board of Directors. The new members are: Rob Abfall, Sherman Barnes, Barbara Koldos, Bill Luebker, Brick Murphy, April Smith and Ernest Stevens III.

“I am proud to welcome a wonderfully diverse and influential group of new board members to Big Brothers Big Sisters this year,” says Executive Director Katie Hess. “Each one brings individual talents and expertise that will enhance the working nature of our board and provide additional perspective on how to serve our children more effectively.”

BBBSNEW is grateful to the following outgoing board members for their service: Kevin Carr, Tom Fameree, Gerald Henley, Tracy Hildner, Jayne McQuillan and Ben Smyth.

About the New Board Members:

Rob Abfall, Amerequip – Rob has held multiple positions during his career including welding engineer, engineering manager, plant manager, general manager, director of operations and vice president of operations. He is COO at Amerequip in Kiel. Rob can be described as a servant leader and takes pride in developing young leaders as they grow in their careers.

Sherman Barnes, Schneider – Sherman has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industry and is vice president of Supply Chain Solutions for Schneider. Sherman has a bachelor’s degree in business administration / marketing from Jackson State University and a master’s degree in business administration / organizational leadership from Ashford University. He also serves as a team leader and men’s mentoring group leader with Life Church.

Barbara Koldos, Barnes & Noble – Barbara has more than 15 years of marketing and business development experience and is community business development manager for Barnes & Noble in Ashwaubenon. She has volunteered for numerous organizations including BBBSNEW, House of Hope, Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. Barbara is Fund Development Chair for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, immediate past-chair of the Young Professional Advisory Council and was recognized as a 2016 Current Future 15.

Bill Luebker, Green Bay Packers – Bill is the creative design manager for the Green Bay Packers, leading design on a wide variety of print, interactive and digital media for the organization. Luebker joined the Packers in 2015 after spending 24 years with The Karma Group in Green Bay. As senior art director there, Luebker created, produced and managed consumer and business-to-business communications.

Brick Murphy, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. – Brick has more than 20 years of experience representing businesses and lenders in a wide range of corporate and real estate matters. He works with clients on mergers and acquisition transactions, corporate restructuring, strategic alliances and other transactions. Brick is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Board of Directors and is past President of the Brown County Bar Association.

April Smith, Ansay & Associates – Having more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, April has helped her clients build proactive and strategic plans for their benefits insurance programs. April received insurance industry designations from the International Foundation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, as well as a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist designation. April is involved with Leadership Green Bay, Children’s Museum of Green Bay and Golden House.

Ernest Stevens III, Oneida Nation – Ernest is the chief marketing officer for Magnum Integrated Marketing and co-host for Wisconsin Public Television news series “Native Report.” Through marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and all communications efforts, he strives to tell a story, sell a product and/or service, empower youth, educate the masses and entertain an audience.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin is the premier youth mentoring organization serving Brown, Door and Shawano counties, recognized nationally for quality in 2017. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded in 1972, we are a 100 percent donor and volunteer supported nonprofit organization.

Joy Wick, Marketing and Communications Director
920-489-3536 Office
920-585-1403 Cell

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