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Communications Committee Purpose:

The Marketing & Communications Committee shall work with all Department Wisconsin American Legion commissions and committees to build awareness and support for the mission and programs of The American Legion. Promote the same to active-duty military, Guard and Reserve components, military veterans and retirees, and the general public; to strategize and execute the organization’s activities to promote membership growth, strengthen the fundraising program, maximize merchandising opportunities, nurture corporate alliances and achieve greater brand awareness. The Committee serves as the voice of Veterans by enhancing public perceptions of The American Legion, America’s Veterans and their families. It is the responsibility of the committee to maintain the image of The American Legion and to communicate our various messages to the public promoting and publicizing projects, events, programs and accomplishments of The American Legion. The committee will be responsible for recommending policy changes in the publication of the official Department paper, “The Badger Legionnaire”. The Department Historian will serve as a consultant to the Committee, and there will be one (1) Auxiliary Liaison Member.


Becky Stankevitz, Chair - Suamico

Paul Ciarelli, Vice Chair - Kenosha

Joan Sallee, Member - Walworth

Allen Nohl, Member - Sheboygan

Nancy Rivera, Member - Valders

Chet Faith, Member- Tomah

Bonnie Dorniak, Auxiliary Liaison

Larry Larson, DEC Liaison


It's our mission to enhance the lives of our Veterans and their families, inspire the next generation of Wisconsin leaders, and promote the principles of The Legion in every community across the Badger State.

Together, we can accomplish so much for those who need us. We welcome you to our Legion Family.