Project Description

Kim Muench, Dan Lococo, PhD. and Al Czajka

Barrier Knocker Downer, Mainstreaming on Main Street, Inc. (Lococo)

Alan Czajka is native to Wisconsin, growing up in Milwaukee and currently living in Oak Creek. Alan is a proud husband and father to his son and daughter. He is a Service Department Manager at Pieper Electric, Inc. and a Master Electrician in the State of Wisconsin. Alan has 38 years of experience in the electrical industry. Alan shares his knowledge and experience of the electrical industry by working with and mentoring project management trainees and other department managers within Pieper Electric.
Alan is an ongoing student of servant-leadership and has been a facilitator of servant-leadership Roundtables at Pieper Electric for four and a half years. He is dedicated to helping keep servant-leadership at the forefront of the company’s values, teaching those in his sessions that servant-leadership is not something forced, but something modeled, and a lifelong journey to be practiced daily. Alan believes and wants to instill the belief in others that it takes just one person with a passion for servant-leadership to start a roundtable and make an impact, positively influencing those around them.

Dan Lococo was given the title “Barrier Knocker Downer” by an organizational development professional and the label has stuck. He has made a career out of bringing people together to get things done. He has worked as a Project Manager, Finance Manager, Materials Manager, and Independent Consultant in nonprofit, for profit, educational, and governmental settings. He has also taught in community and college level environments. In addition to Dan’s consulting work with Affinity By Design, LLC, Dan also participates in a number of volunteer consulting, and mentoring programs in the Milwaukee Area. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of Industries for the Blind, Inc. and Vision Forward Association. He also facilitates roundtable conversations for servant-leaders in the Milwaukee area. In recent years he has focused much of his time on the engagement of persons with disabilities in economic and community life. This work has both supplemented and complimented his academic studies. The topic of his Doctoral dissertation was “exploring the organizational environment supporting persons with disabilities in professional/skilled settings.”

Kim Muench is the Senior Director of Development at Alverno College where she has worked for the last 9 years in the Alumnae/Advancement department.
A graduate of Alverno College with a BS in early childhood education Kim was an elementary school teacher for 20 years before she moved into alumnae and development work at her alma mater.

Kim continues to be a life longer learner of servant-leadership. She has facilitated the Southside round table discussion at Alverno for the past 4 years. She was introduced to servantleadership while a student at Alverno and is committed to continuous growth of people.

She is past president and board member of the Friends of Art Board at the Milwaukee Art Museum, alumnae board member at Divine Savior Holy Angles High School and parish council member at St. Jude the Apostle Parish.
She lives in Wauwatosa with her husband.