LaMarr Franklin, Chairman
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp

Several of my professional accomplishments include: Board Member Center For Self Sufficiency, President of the Board of Northcott Neighborhood House, President of The Historic King Drive BID, Past President and member of the Board for Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp., State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Enforcement, Board member of Medical Examining Board, Vice President of the Board Milwaukee Immediate Care Clinic, Past Chair and member of the Board of Citizen for Veterans Issues, Past chair, Board member of the Joint Examination Board of Marriage Counselors, Professional Counselors, and Social Workers for the State of Wisconsin, Past Chair and Board member of the Wisconsin Real Estate Appraisers Examining Board, Co-Founder of the Milwaukee Minority Officials Association, President and one of the Founders Garfield’s Art, Blues, Gospel and Jazz Festival, Past Chair of the African American Art Alliance for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Michael Coakley
C.H. Coakley and Company 

C.H.Coakley takes pride that we purchased the former Gimbels Schusters 470,000 sq.ft. warehouse and distribution center located at 2151 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, WI in 1993 and relocated our corporate headquarters in 1996. My personal relationship with my family and community is my greatest reward. My parents instilled in me a passion for family and community service. Currently, I serve on the Boy Scouts Board of Directors as well as the Historical King Drive Bid Board of Directors and feel that it’s an honor and privilege to be associated with these worthwhile organizations.

Fletcher Crawford
Halyard Park Representative

Fletcher Crawford, Jr. is a member of the Halyard Park Neighborhood Association. Fletcher retired from J.C. Penney’s in 1998.  He is active in his community and is the past president of the Halyard Park Neighborhood Association.  Currently, Fletcher is a member of the St. Matthew C.M.E. Church Usher Board, Trustee Board and Building Committee.  Lastly, he is a member of the Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Arts Festival Board. He has been married for 51 years and has two children, one son-in-law and one grandson.



Bob Ferriday
United Way

Robert Ferriday III is retired CFO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Inc.  He was the staff responsible for relocating the headquarters of United Way to Vine Street in the Historic King Drive District.

While at United Way, Bob was instrumental in the formation of the Historic King Drive District, the predecessor organization of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District.  He has been an active supporter of business development in the district for over 35 years and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the BID.

Susan Kissinger

Team Management


Susan Kissinger is the President and founder of TEAM Management, LLC.  Susan has over 30 years of experience in property management.  TEAM Management, LLC has become a leader in providing quality, affordable housing to deserving families. Under Susan’s leadership, TEAM Management, LLC is celebrating its 20th year with 45 employees. Prior to entering the real estate business, Susan was involved in crime prevention and law enforcement. Susan has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Wisconsin.


James Phelps
JCP Construction

James Phelps is the President of JCP Construction, LLC, a Milwaukee-based general contracting firm. James, who founded the company in 2008 with his two brothers, is responsible for leading the construction and business development team at JCP Construction with a keen mission to revitalize the City of Milwaukee while also uplifting the community by employing residents from the areas in which they work.

Today, James has led JCP to tackle multi-million dollar projects for various companies throughout the Milwaukee area, of which examples include, Northwestern Mutual, the new Bucks arena, the Moderne, North End, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Larry Roffers
LC Management

Mr. Larry Roffers has been the President and Managing Partner of L&C Property Management since 2001. L&C Management is a Milwaukee based real estate development and property management company. L&C Management focuses on rehabilitating distressed properties and transforming them into great places to live. In addition to restoration, L&C Management also leases, manages, and maintains their property as well as those of their clients.


 Ashley Booth
Brewers Hill Representative

Ashley Booth is the group director for HNTB Wisconsin’s Planning and Technical Services group which comprises of nearly 30 employees who support transit and other infrastructure projects nationwide and is HNTB’s national streetcar practice leader. 

Prior to joining HNTB, Ashley spent four years as the Senior Planner with the City of Franklin.  Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from UW-Green Bay and a master’s degree in urban planning from UW-Milwaukee.  Ashley joined the King Drive BID Board in 2013 as the Brewers Hill representative and currently is the Vice Chair of the Board. He also is an Ancillary Board Member for the Brewers Hill Neighborhood Association. Ashley was also a 40 under 40 recipient for Milwaukee in 2016.


Sam Denny
Schlitz Park

J. Allen Stokes
Harambee Representative

Dan Zens
Zens Manufacturing

Milwaukee Bucks

Manpower Group