Skip to Content
Main Content

Port Appointees

Board of Harbor Commissioner Timothy HoelterTimothy Hoelter, President of the Board

Tim Hoelter was first elected President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners on August 8, 2008. Commissioner Hoelter was originally commissioned on December 9, 1996 and has been reappointed every three years thereafter by the Milwaukee Mayor. Mr. Hoelter was one of 13 executives who purchased Harley-Davidson in a leveraged buyout from AMF Incorporated. During his career at Harley, Mr. Hoelter served as General Counsel and later as Vice President of Government Affairs. Mr. Hoelter also chaired the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Consumer Goods. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Law School, Tim is the proud father of four daughters and also serves on the Board of Directors of Harbor District, Inc.

Ron San Felippo, Vice President of the Board

Ronald S. San Felippo was originally commissioned on July 14, 2000. Commissioner San Felippo serves as Vice President of the BHC as well as Chair of the BHC Finance and Personnel Committee. Commissioner San Felippo is President of San Felippo Consulting Company, a marketing, management consulting and real estate development company. Commissioner San Felippo is also Managing Partner of MSSD, Inc. which owns and operates residential and commercial real estate properties. Mr. San Felippo’s extensive public service history includes having been President of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, a member of the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees, a member of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, and various other social service and arts boards. Commissioner San Felippo is a former Director of Wisconsin Emergency Management as well as a former Director of the State Employment Service for Southeastern Wisconsin. Commissioner San Felippo is Chair of the Milwaukee Business Improvement District #2 for the Historic Third Ward and is also Chair of the Milwaukee St Anthony Parish School Board.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Diane Diel

Diane Diel, Harbor Commissioner

Diane Diel was first appointed as a Board of Harbor Commissioner on December 4, 2013. Commissioner Diel received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Commissioner Diel is engaged in private practice and has broad experience in virtually all facets of civil practice and litigation. Commissioner Diel’s primary focus is on family law, and she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2005. Commissioner Diel is a past president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee Area Association of Women Lawyers. Commissioner Diel currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Ethics Committee and as Director of the Association of Women Lawyer’s Foundation. Commissioner Diel has been involved in many community organizations, including Our Home Foundation (Meta House).

Board of Harbor Commissioner Claude Krawczyk

Claude Krawczyk, Harbor Commissioner

Claude Krawczyk was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners by City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on July 30, 2008. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Commissioner Krawczyk has served in many leadership roles within his community, serving as a chairperson, board member, and officer for a number of non-profit organizations since 1988. Commissioners Krawczyk has also served as volunteer legal counsel to numerous community organizations helping them to achieve their goals. Since 1986, Commissioner Krawczyk has served as an Attorney for O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, Dejong, & Laing, S.C., a Milwaukee-based law firm, representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions, developers of real property, lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, and business owners drafting and negotiating manufacturing, distribution, and other related agreements and contracts.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Craig Mastantuono

Craig Mastantuono, Harbor Commissioner

Craig Mastantuono was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Tom Barrett in 2006. Commissioner Mastantuono holds a BBA in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago and a law degree from DePaul University of Chicago. He is a partner at Mastantuono & Coffee S.C., a Milwaukee law firm that represents people and businesses in criminal justice cases and crisis management. Commissioner Mastantuono has been recognized as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal, and was honored as one of the United Way’s Philanthropic 5 for his firm’s charitable support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. He is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School. Craig, his wife and daughter reside in Milwaukee’s Brady Street neighborhood.

Board of Harbor Commissioner Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith, Harbor Commissioner

Kathleen Smith was first appointed as a Board of Harbor Commissioner on December 4, 2013. Commissioner Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Accounting from St. Xavier College in Chicago, Illinois. Commissioner Smith began her work experience as a Congressional aide, focusing on immigration, naturalization, social security disability, and appointments to the U.S. Military Academies. Commissioner Smith went on to become assist regional partner for Hyatt Legal Services. Commissioner Smith has managed finances and investments for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, World Mission Office. Commissioner Smith is currently the Finance Office and Human Resources Manager at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.

Jackie Q. Carter, Port DirectorImage of Interim Port Director Jackie Q. Carter

A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Jackie Q. Carter has worked in the local non-profit and public sector for more than 20 years. She most recently served as the Finance & Administration Officer for Port Milwaukee, a department of the City of Milwaukee, and continues to carry out those official duties. In this role, Jackie provides oversight of all Port business operations, including its financial, human resource and administrative functions. Jackie is integral in helping to shape the department’s strategic planning and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Harbor Commissioners. She is also responsible for ensuring departmental compliance within federal and state laws, local ordinances and required reporting for grant programs and audits.

Jackie earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration from Concordia University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Alverno College, with a double major in Business & Management and Professional Communication. Jackie began her higher education journey at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.

Jackie is a wife, mother, and minister who plays an integral role in reshaping the spiritual and socio-economic legacy of her family and community.