Our Team

  • Greg Dick – General Manager/COO
    • gdick@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1700
      Greg grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Economics. He began his career as the Head Golf Professional at Oconomowoc Golf Club. He then became the General Manager/COO at Tanglewood Resort and Country Club north of Dallas, Texas. Greg has four sons and his wife Lisa is a Special Education Teacher for the visually impaired. Greg is a member of the PGA and in 2015 was inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Jeff Podbielski – Controller/HR Manager
    •  jpodbielski@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 Ext. 1334

       Jeff was born and raised in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Marquette School of  Business. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family making  memories. He is a first-degree black belt in Hapkido, and martial arts is a passion that  he delights in with his children. He enjoys the challenges of his current position and  looks forward to the bright future here.

  • Matt Bluethman – Executive Director, City Club
    • mbluethman@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1374
      Matt is a native of Rockford, Illinois.  He moved to Milwaukee in 2007 and began working at the University Club in 2008 while finishing his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Matt has over 10 years of private club food & beverage management experience, and has a passion for ensuring the City Club member experience continues at a high level.  

  • Ross Lorenz – Executive Chef, Country Club
    • rlorenz@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1703
      Chef Ross is from Milwaukee and has been working in kitchens since the age of 13 where he started at Saz's. Since then he has worked at a number of restaurants and clubs, being promoted to Executive Sous Chef at the age of 26 at the Bluemound Country Club. As an active member of The Milwaukee American Culinary Federation, Ross has recently been elected to serve on the board as the chapter's secretary. He is also a chef mentor for the Wauwatosa East Pro-Start Culinary team. Lorenz has hosted Governor Scott Walker on two occasions, placed multiple years at the WMSE chili cook off, and has garnered a reputation for executing VIP dinner events featuring vineyards, brewers and distilleries from all over the world.

  • Jeff Slough - Executive Chef, City Club
    •  JSLOUGH@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1229

       Jeff Slough joined our team at The University Club in January of 2019 as the  Executive Chef of the City Club. Chef Jeff brings decades of culinary experience with him; from owning his own restaurant, to spending 30 years as the Executive Chef at North Hills Country Club, and we are just as excited as he is to have him as part of our  team. Chef Jeff is looking forward to putting his expertise to good use here at the Club, as he tries out some brand new Club menu items, brings back Club Classics, and making your current Club favorites better than ever.

  • Jon Calvillo – Director of Tennis
    • calvilloj@aol.com | (414) 271-2222
      Jon has been director of tennis for 20 years. He attended Marquette University on a tennis scholarship and received both his bachelor of science and M.B.A in Marketing. Jon has been ranked #1 in Wisconsin in both men's open singles and mixed doubles and has been ranked as high as #2 in the Midwest in men's open singles. He was past chairman of the Wisconsin junior competition committee and the Wisconsin girl's endorser. Currently, Jon is a head coach for the Wisconsin competition training centers and tournament director for the Wisconsin district qualifier, the largest junior tournament in Wisconsin. In the off season, Jon is director of tennis for the elite sports clubs.

  • Dylan Hills – Director of Golf
    • dhills@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1712
      Dylan returned to his home state when he accepted the position of Director of Golf in 2013. He grew up in Watertown and played all sports but ultimately golf is what he pursued. Growing up in a golf oriented family he knew it was a great fit for him and he enrolled at Ferris State University and majored in Professional Golf Management. After college, he became the Assistant Golf Professional at Kenosha Country Club and Desert Princess Country Club in Palm Springs, CA. After leaving the desert in 2000, he took the position of First Assistant Professional at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA and later became the Sr. Head Professional at the facility which is considered to be one of the most exclusive clubs in Northern California. In 2008, he accepted the position of Head Professional at Winchester Country Club in Auburn, CA and left in 2013 to become the General Manager at Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor, MN. Dylan enjoys spending time with his family, Wife Molly and children Bailey, Marlee and Ben. When he is not at the club he is driving his children to their next activity, watching the Packers, playing golf or traveling.

  • Lawrence Kreiner – Director of Catering and Private Event Sales
       | (414) 271-2222 EXT. 1316

      In November 2017, the Club had the great pleasure of welcoming Lawrence Kreiner to the team as the new director of catering and private event sales. Lawrence, who goes by "Larry," is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and is a tour de force in banquet and high culinary arts, having worked in the industry for more than 35 years. His career has included planning events for world leaders including former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the White House, along with former president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. He has also orchestrated events at world-renowned locations, such as Peabody Hotel Group properties, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Au Berge Resorts, and more. We are very happy to have Larry as part of the University Club team!

  • Jennifer Uttke – Director of Member Engagement
    •  JUTTKE@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222 EXT. 1354

       A Milwaukee native, Jennifer Uttke oversees membership, programming, and marketing and communications in her role as Director of Member Engagement. She has extensive experience in the private club and hospitality industry. She previously worked at The City Club as Director of Membership and Programming for three years and was on the event planning team at Baird for six years. With her past experience at The Club and across the city, Jennifer is striving to provide a greater diversity of programming for members, as well as showcase the benefits that The Club has to offer to both existing and potential new members. 

  • McKenna Carrigan - Membership and Programming Manager
    •  Mcarrigan@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1105

       McKenna Carrigan is a recent graduate from Drake University in Des Moines, IA  where she studied public relations and graphic design. Upon returning home to  Wauwatosa, she continued her involvement in non-profits at Best Buddies  International. McKenna comes to The University Club with 10 years of hospitality  experience as well as an extensive background in development and marketing and  communications and was awarded the Youth  Philanthropist for Wisconsin for her project supporting sexual assault survivors. When she is not working, McKenna coaches volleyball and loves spending time with her Corgi, Nugget. She is excited to bring her skills to The Club and looks forward to meeting you!

  • Ornela Dhamo – Dining and Banquet Manager, City Club
    • odhamo@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1169
      A native of the Republic of Albania, Ornela moved to America 1998. She joined the University Club staff in 2004 and has been a fixture of the Club's Member Dining Room ever since. Ornela has 2 children with her beloved husband. She is an unparalleled source of Club knowledge for Members and staff alike, and always ready to go the extra mile for the Club.

  • Michael Dishaw – Facility Manager City Club
    • mdishaw@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1177
      Michael Dishaw grew up in Northern Michigan and after attending Lake Superior State College he moved to the Milwaukee area in 1973. He has been the Facility Manager at the University Club since January of 2006, where his duties include maintaining and improving this old house. Dishaw lives with his wife Karla in Eagle and they have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren.

  • Elias Gutierrez – Facility Manager, Country Club
    • egutierrez@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222
      Elias has been employed at the former Tripoli Country Club for 17 years. Through hard work and dedication, he worked his way up through the ranks and is now the Facility Manager at the Country Club. He oversees the Housekeeping staff as well as making sure that all the equipment and machinery used by the club is up-to-date and operational. Elias is married and has one young son.
  • Lindsay Pallo – Office Manager
    • lpallo@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1175
      Lindsay has longstanding ties to the University Club family as her father Douglas was the Executive Chef at the Club for over 20 years. She joined the Club's Front Desk team in 2011 and was promoted to Office Manager in the summer of 2016. Lindsay's team is the hub of all Club communications and the first line of contact on the phones and for Members and Guests entering the building.

  • Terry Conway – Grounds Superintendent, Country Club
    • Terry has forty years of experience as a supervisor in Golf Course Management. While attending college, he was asked to fill the vacant position as Assistant Superintendent and never looked back. He soon obtained his degree in the "School of Hard Knocks." Terry's duties include the daily maintenance and operation of the golf course, as well as overseeing and implementing the many changes necessary to keep the course running smoothly. Terry lives in Germantown with his wife, Chris, and their three daughters. All of the girls, as well as other family members have worked at the Club over the years, cementing the bond between them. Terry is very proud and appreciative of all his staff, without whom he could not do his job.

  • Steven "Wheat" Beck – Grounds
    • Steven is a Milwaukee native. He worked one summer at the Country Club during high school. After working for two years as a draftsman for a local aerospace contractor he attended the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He received A BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked golf course maintenance at the Country Club since college and is the assistant to Terry, the golf course superintendent.

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