Milwaukee Pride, Inc.
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Milwaukee Pride, Inc. appoints Eric Heinritz executive director

New role advances non-profit mission and impact

By - Jan 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm
Eric Heinritz. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Pride, Inc.

Eric Heinritz. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Pride, Inc.

January 22, 2016 –  As its first official motion of 2016, Milwaukee Pride, Inc., the parent organization of PrideFest Milwaukee, has named Eric Heinritz as its first executive director for a one-year, renewable term.

In the new role, Heinritz will foster continued growth by leading fundraising, programming, finance, governance and community engagement initiatives. The executive director will also support the Board of Directors, event producers, production teams and volunteers by managing the day-to-day business operations of Milwaukee Pride, Inc.”As we continue to evolve from a weekend experience to a year-round community resource, we recognize the critical need for committed, full-time resources,” said Michail Takach, communications director. “With the executive director position, we are making a responsible investment in the long-term health and wellness of our brand.”
Prior to joining the organization, Heinritz was employed by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. from 2001 to 2014 in a series of administrative leadership roles. As a long-time volunteer and former member of the Milwaukee Pride, Inc. board, he has applied his knowledge of finance, operations and project management to increase efficiencies, create organizational structure and improve overall festival performance.
“Milwaukee Pride, Inc. has only begun to explore its full potential,” said Heinritz. “I’m eager to dedicate myself to strengthening its foundation, extending its reach, and increasing its community impact for years to come.”
PrideFest Milwaukee returns June 10, 11 and 12, 2016. For breaking festival news as it happens, follow Milwaukee Pride on Facebook and Twitter.
About Milwaukee Pride
The mission of Milwaukee Pride, Inc., is:
  • to educate both the general community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT+) communities about needs, issues and various aspects of the LGBT+ culture;
  • to provide a forum to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBT+ people;
  • to create an environment for networking and outreach for services and community opportunities for LGBT+ people and their families and friends; and
  • any other activities exclusively for charitable, educational, and research purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
PrideFest Milwaukee now seeks donors, sponsors, entertainers, merchants, volunteers and LGBT+ community partners to be part of the 2016 festival operation. Message us to learn more!
PrideFest Milwaukee is produced by Milwaukee Pride, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, compliant with all State of Wisconsin and IRS rules.

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