The U.S. Senate confirmed William J. Mielke and Arthur H. Sulzer as members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board on January 1.
William J. Mielke is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Ruekert/Mielke, a consulting engineering company located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He has been a Director of Bank Mutual Corporation since 2000 and its subsidiary, Bank Mutual, since 1988. Mielke is also a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council and has served as a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Special Committee on the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact. Prior to that, he was a member of the Wisconsin Land Council and the Joint Architect-Engineer Committee on Federal Procurement of Engineering. Mielke earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor.
Retired Navy Captain Arthur H. Sulzer is President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. From 1974 to 2005, Sulzer served in the U.S. Navy. His active duty assignments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he commanded the U.S. Naval Ship Comet. In 2003, Sulzer joined several colleagues to open Maritime Academy Charter High School. He was Manager of Industrial Relations for Keystone Shipping Company from 1996 to 2003 and Vice President of Operations for the Sea Line Company from 1987 to 1988. Sulzer has taught at various institutions, including Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Calhoon Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Engineering School, State University of New York Maritime College and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Ships Master and Third Assistant Engineer with extensive commercial sailing experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation and a master’s degree in Transportation Management & Maintenance from the State University of New York Maritime College. He received a master’s in finance from Hofstra University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.