RadioMilwaukee names new Executive Director

By - Apr 8th, 2009 11:23 am
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 8, 2009)Mary Louise Mussoline, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s former senior director of development, has been named executive director of non-commercial 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.

Mussoline, a longtime Milwaukee resident, has served for many years as a top executive and consultant to numerous area non-profits, working in areas of management, training and fundraising.

Her selection followed a multiple-month search and extensive interviewing process for the open position, said Eric Resch, board chair of Radio For Milwaukee, which operates the station.

“Mary Louise brings a wealth of experience in management and fund development,” Resch said. “Her strong background, talent and working relationships within Milwaukee’s non-profit and business communities will help RadioMilwaukee realize its vision for creating a better city through the power of music and our collective voice.”

Resch said Mussoline will work closely with her senior management team, Station Manager Vicki Mann and Program + Content Director Sam Van Hallgren, to increase the station’s impact within the area and grow community support.

Mussoline said she has been an avid listener of RadioMilwaukee since the station’s current format went into effect two years ago. She said she looked forward to helping the station grow into an even more important community asset.

“In a short time, RadioMilwaukee has established itself as a powerful force to bring people together in celebration of music, local arts and community building,” Mussoline said. “By tapping into more of the Milwaukee area’s many resources, I hope to help build an even stronger foundation for our future growth and success.”

As the Milwaukee Art Museum’s campaign consultant and then senior director of development from 2005 until earlier this month, Mussoline oversaw the museum’s completion of its capital campaign, membership efforts, annual campaign, major gifts, planned giving and special program fundraising. The most recent campaign raised $4.9 million in annual gifts, including $3 million from major donors and an additional $2.3 million in grants and sponsorships. Annual campaign contributions increased by 30% under Mussoline’s team.

Prior to her work at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Mussoline served as the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s vice president for institutional advancement from September 2002 until December 2004; The Brico Fund, Inc.’s executive director from 1998 to 2002; and a Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation program officer from 1998 to 2001.

Since 1987, Mussoline also has owned a consulting practice, MLM Associates, which has provided training and select consulting to a variety of organizations. Groups MLM has worked with include the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee, Neighborhood House, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Highland Community School, Tirimbina Rainforest Center, Children’s Service Society, YWCA of the USA, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.

88Nine RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM and www.radiomilwaukee.org) broadcasts and webcasts a unique mix of rock, urban and local music, while promoting and celebrating involvement in the Milwaukee community. The station has won “best of” awards from the Shepherd-Express weekly newspaper, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry and Milwaukee Magazine.

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