Jeff Mirkes is the Executive Director of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. (DGBI) and Olde Main Street, Inc. (OMSI). Mirkes joined DGBI in 1999. DGBI and OMSI operate as Business Improvement Districts with a focus on downtown revitalization, business development, and special event management.
His background includes 15 years of commercial banking in Green Bay.
Mirkes has degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI. He serves on the board of The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, The Bay Area Community Council, The Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, The ARTGarage, The Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, and is Board President of The Meyer Theatre.
He serves on The Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and is a downtown liason to the City’s Redevelopment Authority. He is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, Leadership Green Bay Alumni Association and the International Downtown Association.
In 2007, Mirkes received the Small Business Person of the Year Award from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, he received the Leo Frigo Leadership Award from Leadership Green Bay.
He and his wife Jackie are proud parents of five kids, sometimes referred to as The Mirkes Circus.