The Gateway To Milwaukee is the brand name for an area around General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) plus for three organizations, the lead one of which is the Airport Gateway Business Association (AGBA). Mr. Rave has been the Executive Director of AGBA since May, 2008 and was a director for the prior nine months.
The Gateway’s role is to improve the vitality in the area around the Airport by actively impacting government direction, enhancing the area through security and beautification, marketing the area for economic development and creating mutually beneficial networking opportunities for businesses in The Gateway. The eventual objective is to increase the values of businesses and commercial properties in the area.
Additionally, The Gateway leads the regional economic development effort branded as Aerotropolis Milwaukee to build an efficient, interconnected, sustainable and multimodal passenger and freight transportation system that is centered around GMIA.
Mr. Rave’s previous career for 38 years in Milwaukee was with three banking companies, First Wisconsin/Firstar Banks, Norwest/Wells Fargo Banks and Tri City National Bank. Most of the assignments having were as an account officer and division head/manager in commercial banking, including one stint resolving “problem loans” to troubled organizations.