Former Milwaukee Co. Parks director Sue Black named as new head of Milwaukee Wave

CREATED Feb 6, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Wave have announced that they have named Sue Black as their new President and CEO. She will also be in charge of the the charitable arm of the team, The Milwaukee Wave of Hope.

Black replaces acting President and CEO Jim Lindenberg who will continue his role as owner.

“She is a great leader in the community who has a proven track record and loves Milwaukee.” owner Jim Lindenberg said. “She passed up many opportunities to stay right here in Wisconsin and we couldn’t be more excited.

Black was the Milwaukee County Director of Parks from 2004-2012. She was also the Director of the Wisconsin State Parks system from 1997-2003.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” Black said. “I love this community and to be a part of the Milwaukee Wave, I couldn’t be happier.”

The Wave’s next game is against the Rochester Lancers Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Arena.