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SAZ'S CATERING TEAM

Meet our Chief Operating Officer, Joe B!

Joe Brueggemann

Chief Operating Officer

Saz's Member Since: 1987 Favorite Saz's Dish: Shrimp & Andouille Gumbo | Manhattan Steak Au Poivre Fun Fact: I was a high school wrestler (98 pounds freshman and sophomore year!)…

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Casey Sazama-Schneck lives and breathes Saz's!

Casey Sazama Schneck

Saz’s Hospitality Group

Saz's Member Since: 1998 Favorite Saz's Dish: Combo Platter / Burgers Fun Fact: I met my wife at Saz's Dream Job as a Youngster: Park Ranger Favorite MKE Experience: The…

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Meet our Chief Executive Officer, Curt Kluth.

Curt Kluth

Chief Executive Officer

Saz’s Member Since: 1994 Favorite Saz’s Dish: House-made Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Fun Fact: As a child, I had a number of businesses including backyard carnivals and a sports card…

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Meet our Chief Progress Officer, Kellie Commons!

Kellie Commons

Chief Progress Officer

Saz's Member Since: 2016 Favorite Saz's Dish: Buttermilk Chicken Cobb Salad Fun Fact: I read 144 books last year! Dream Job as a Youngster: English Teacher Favorite MKE Experience: The…

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Get to know our Director of Catering, Matt Hawkins.

Matt Hawkins

Director of Catering

Saz’s Member Since: 1997 Favorite Saz’s Dish: Memphis Pork with Saz's Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce Fun Fact: Have the Saz's record for most tacos eaten in one sitting with 11. Dream…

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Get to know our Director of Operations, Bryan Neuschaefer.

Bryan Neuschaefer

Director of Operations

Saz’s Member Since: 2006 Favorite Saz’s Dish: House-smoked Memphis Pork Fun Fact: I once ate a whole wheel of cheese. Dream Job as a Youngster: Storm Chaser Favorite MKE Experience:…

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Alison Graettinger

Director of Marketing

Saz’s Member Since: 2021 Favorite Saz’s Dish: Mozz Sticks! Fun Fact: I have a twin brother. Dream Job as a Youngster: Architect Favorite MKE Experience: Summers in WI and being…

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Get to know our Director of Festivals and Community Engagement, Hannah Kitzerow.

Hannah Kitzerow

Director of Festivals & Community Engagement

Saz’s Member Since: 2004 Favorite Saz’s Dish: Mozzarella Marinara Fun Fact: Some people keep an emergency $10 bill in their car... I like to keep an insane amount of Culvers…

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Meet Director of Festivals and Jester Extraordinaire, Joe!

Joe Seeby

Director of Festivals

Saz’s Member Since: 2015 Favorite Saz’s Dish: Mashed Potato Martini Bar Fun Fact: I can't do a backflip. Dream Job as a Youngster: Backstreet Boys Lead Singer Favorite MKE Experience:…

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Brian Taborski

Executive Chef, CEC, CCA, PCII

Saz’s Member Since: 2017 Favorite Saz’s Dish: Chicken Flatbread at Saz's State House Fun Fact: I have lived all over the Midwest. Dream Job as a Youngster: No idea. Favorite…

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Karin Hurley

KARIN HURLEY

Sales Manager

A Wisconsin native, Karin’s presence at the Marcus Performing Arts Center dates back to 2007, when her now-teenage daughter began dancing in the Nutcracker Ballet. A frequent Marcus volunteer at…

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Amber Landre

Sales Manager

Looking to work with someone with attention to detail and a can-do attitude? Amber is your gal! As a Sales Manager, Amber is in charge of meeting with our guests…

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Charlie Schnell

Sales and Events Manager

Charlie Schnell joins the ranks as our Sales Coordinator, providing support to our sales team through a variety of avenues. Whether it’s writing up banquet orders, working events, or coordinating…

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Michelle Anderon

Michelle Anderson

Senior Event Planner

It’s often said that Northern Kentucky is the border between the Midwest and the South. As evidenced by over fifteen years in the hospitality industry, Michelle has successfully blended Midwestern…

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Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Event Planner

Even as a young girl born and raised in Milwaukee, Katie was drawn to the process of event planning and execution. While shadowing her Uncle and learning the trade firsthand…

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Sarah Werner

Digital Marketing Specialist

Sarah Werner joins the Saz’s team as the Digital Marketing Specialist. Growing up in Sussex, WI and attending Cardinal Stritch University for her Bachelor’s, Sarah has fallen in love with…

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Julie White

Staffing Coordinator

After spending the last 5 years in talent acquisition and recruitment, Julie White decided it was time to rejoin the hospitality industry at “this iconic Milwaukee company.” Julie brings 20+…

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Corie Budzinski

Culinary Office Coordinator

Corie Budzinski is our talented Culinary Office Coordinator that joined our catering team in 2019. She’s known as the “Kitchen Brain” around the office, as she provides administrative support to…

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Get to know our Human Resources Coordinator, Laura Ungemach.

Laura Ungemach

Human Resources Coordinator

Laura’s not just our Human Resources Coordinator, she’s our cool Human Resources Coordinator. From planning employee events to facilitating the onboarding process and running orientations,  Laura’s our people’s person. A big portion…

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Joey-Sue Meixner

Office Coordinator

You won’t get far at 201 without meeting Joey, our Office Coordinator/Gatekeeper. She keeps things moving, whether it’s our supply inventory, BBQ shipments, or being the friendly face that greets…

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