About the GABA Leadership Team


Executive Director

The Glendale-Area Business Association is managed by Ann M. Deuser, Executive Director for WELCOME TO GLENDALE. She is guided by a dedicated volunteer board of directors.  She accepted the role in January 2018.  She’s been a proud North Shore community volunteer for decades…and has served multiple volunteer organizations.

Ann has over twenty-five years of marketing and event management experience working with Milwaukee’s top iconic brands. She developed and sold two North Shore businesses. She’s involved with over 30 city events and is responsible for sponsorships, marketing, strategy, media relations, and economic development.

Ann has lived in Milwaukee’s North Shore for more than 20 years with her husband, Rick.  They raised two terrific children, both Nicolet High School Graduates. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, creating arts n’ crafts, and visiting art shows.

You can reach Ann at Glendale City Hall.  She’s available by appointment, email, or phone.


Marketing & Event Coordinator

Jesse BaDour is the Marketing & Event Coordinator for WELCOME TO GLENDALE. She accepted the role in March 2020. Although Jesse grew up in Milwaukee, she is very familiar with the North Shore community. She worked for the City of Glendale’s Department of Public Works as a summer intern, for three years.

Throughout her years in college, Jesse planned three large-scale week long events for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She later worked for an event production company, planning and coordinating concerts, weddings, non-profit galas, proms, university graduations, corporate events etc.

Jesse graduated with Spanish, Event Planning, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Jesse has lived and volunteered abroad at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica, De La Gente in Guatemala, and taught English in Thailand. She also has worked for Walt Disney World.

Jesse will be handling marketing and event planning, GABA correspondence, and administration.

You can reach Jesse at 414-228-1720 or Jesse@WelcometoGlendale.com

Ann M. Deuser

Ann M. Deuser

Executive Director for Welcome to Glendale



Jesse BaDour

Jesse BaDour

Marketing and Event Coordinator