Milwaukee Turners Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governance body of the Milwaukee Turners. Milwaukee Turner members elect the directors for a two-year term.


Arthur Heitzer

Turner President

Occupation: Lawyer

Art Heitzer is a civil rights and employment attorney at the Law Office of Arthur Heitzer. He has repeatedly been listed among the "Best Lawyers" by Milwaukee Magazine, as well as "Super Lawyers" and "Who's Who in American Law." He lives on the near west side of Milwaukee, where he was born, and is an honors graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Marquette University (where he was elected student government President) and University of Wisconsin Law School. 


Claudio Cortes

Turner Vice-President

Occupation: Marketer

 Claudio Cortes is a career marketer, business owner, and passionate advocate for Immigrant Rights and the advancement of Turner Principles in Milwaukee and beyond.  A second generation American and native to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, Claudio now resides on Milwaukee’s west side, with his wife and infant daughter.

In his free time, Claudio can be found attempting to maintain a sound body and experimenting in his kitchen, mainly exploring the art of pizza making. 


Christopher Ahmuty

Turner Treasurer

Occupation: Retired ACLU Executive Director

Retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, had been with the local chapter of the ACLU for 33 years and was named executive director in July 1992.In recent years under Ahmuty, the organization was at the forefront on issues such as marriage, voting rights, abortion, transportation and access to the state Capitol.


Scott Flesner

Turner Secretary

Occupation: Retired Orhodontics

Scott Flesner is a retired Orthodontics Business Manager and was research chemist for Aldrich Chemical Co.  He was a high school and collegiate all-around gymnast.  He is a founder of the Turner Hall Climbing Gym and has served on the Milwaukee Turners Board of Directors for 30 years. 


Mike Sorenson

Turner School Board Chair

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer at Rexnord working in the mechanical testing industry and quality management systems.  Mike is an Engineering professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

He is passionate about the environment and outdoor recreation.  Mike is an active member of the Milwaukee Turners Climbing Gym and climbing community.

Turner Board of Trustees

Susan Catral, Co-Owner & Creative Director, Catral Doyle Creative Co.

Patrick Earle, Attorney

Jarrett English

Liza Kessler

Megan McGee, Ex Fabula Executive Director

William Philips, Corporate Compliance Adviser for Associated Bank

Joe Sexauer

Veronica Neumann, MATC Professor of Science

Michael Morgan