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About the WVCC

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce unites small business owners, corporate executives, and community leaders to empower and support veterans and military-connected families. Bridging the gap between various community segments and the business world, WVCC welcomes all types of businesses and organizations, including veteran-owned, military-friendly, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives across every industry. Our partnerships extend to businesses of all sizes.

The WVCC is dedicated to creating an environment where members, whether veterans, the corporations employing them, organizations serving their families, or those seeking military-connected partnerships, can access the tools and knowledge needed for growth and success. By fostering connections among small businesses and larger organizations, the WVCC provides opportunities for members to expand their networks and potential customer base.

Through a diverse network of members and community partners, we prioritize accelerating business growth. Acting as a matchmaker, we facilitate connections through support, strategic networking, collaboration, and educational workshops, ultimately uniting businesses to grow our community.

Chamber Staff Members

Christian Thornton

President & CEO

Zach Zabel

ZACH 2023
Vice President

Thomas J Parr, M.S.Ed.

TOM 2023
Southwest Regional Director

Dr. Susan M. Schrank, Ed. D.

SUSAN 2023
Southeast Regional Director

Shane Kanneberg

Northeast Regional Director
Lynda Studey - Director of Operation

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Meet Our Leadership Team


Alannah McReavey

WVCC Board President

Alannah McReavey is a Relationship Manager for the Wisconsin market in Bank of America's Commercial Banking division.

She has been a leader in Toastmasters (public speaking) for the past 15 years and has reached the level of Distinguished Toastmaster-highest level of achievement award for leadership and communication excellence.

Alannah is a veteran advocate and is very active in the Military community. She is a volunteer in the Military Support and Assistance employee resource group and participated in the Veteran Development program at Bank of America. In addition, she serves as a Board member of the Tai Chi center of Milwaukee where she is an active martial artist enthusiast and has plans to incorporate a veteran program.

Alannah is a native of Canada, but has lived in Wisconsin most of her life. She graduated from the University of WI-Milwaukee and majored in Economics. In addition, she attended the UWM’s Reserve Officer Training Corp-commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and was part of the 84th Division Army reserve unit in Milwaukee.

Board of Directors