Milwaukee County War Memorial

WMC Welcomes New Board Members

The War Memorial Center (WMC) is pleased to announce three new members to our Board of Trustees.
Michael Grebe, Michael Gibson, and Charles “Andy” Gordon are all veterans of the United States Army with significant military, business and philanthropic experience.

The three join the existing WMC Board of Trustees with 12 members.

“We’re thrilled to have such a wealth of talent, knowledge and passion for our veteran community join the War Memorial Center board. Our board has been a dynamic agent for change in recent years and we look forward to continued growth with this new board,” commented Dave Drent, executive director of the War Memorial Center.

Board Member Profiles


Michael Grebe

Michael Grebe is an American philanthropist, lawyer and businessman. Grebe is a Vietnam War veteran and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Grebe is recently retired from the Bradley Foundation where he served as CEO since 2002. He was Chairman and CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner from 1994 to 2002. Grebe sits on numerous boards in Wisconsin and nationwide.



Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson is a recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Gibson served as an U.S. Army Engineer Officer and most recently served as Chair and Professor of Military Science at Marquette University. He was instrumental in introducing 250 students to military service and leadership and commissioned 99 Second Lieutenants. Gibson holds an MBA from Franklin University.



Charles (Andy) Gordon

Charles (Andy) Gordon is an attorney at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Gordon is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Marquette University Law School. Gordon is a veteran of the Iraq War, serving with the 101st Airborne Division. This Milwaukee native serves on several boards and first became involved with the War Memorial Center by serving on the Courtyard Committee responsible for the 2015 renovation and rededication of Veterans Courtyard.



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