Posted by Steve Lettau on Jan 04, 2018

I have been a member of the M-T Sunrise Rotary since 1999, recruited by then Mequon Alderman Roger Reinemann. Roger was, shall we say, direct in his recruitment effort…. “You know, Lee, every City Administrator has been a member of our club.” With that irresistible invitation (!), I have been a part of our club every since, including a stint as club president. 

I was raised on Milwaukee’s south side, graduated from Thomas More H.S., and received my B.A. and M.S. from UW – Milwaukee. My career has been built on my education in political science and public administration. For more than 33 years, I worked for four municipalities in Wisconsin and Illinois, including 15 years as Mequon’s City Administrator. 

Since 2014 I have been with the Northbrook, Illinois-based firm, GovHR USA, as a senior vice president. Our firm does executive recruiting, and management consulting for cities, counties and non-profit agencies throughout the US. 

My wife Mary Beth and I live in Mequon. Our three kids, Jacob, Sam and Sarah, are all out of college and not living in their old rooms.  

Favorite reads include anything by Sara Paretsky and Erik Larson; also, Anthony Flint’s Wrestling with Moses, a lesson on the power of community organizing.