MTEF staff


Julie Cordero
Executive Director

Julie Cordero joined the Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation in 2019 as Executive Director following her experience as a fundraising consultant with her firm RaiseWell and as Development Director for a statewide not for profit organization.  In her most recent role, Julie worked to grow the organization from a $600,000 to $1,000,000 annual budget by increasing both fundraising efforts and program offerings.  

Julie volunteers on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southeast Wisconsin Chapter and the Milwaukee Festival Brass. 

As a tennis player, Julie grew up on the courts with her mom and sisters, and played out of The Brook Club (now Elite – West Brookfield) and the local Parks and Rec department in summers.  Julie is enthused to bring the game to more youth, along with the life lessons that can be learned from competition. 

Julie’s non-profit management and fundraising experience bring a strong footing to Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation to elevate and enhance program offerings and provide organizational stability.


Antonio Broaden
Tennis Director

Antonio Broaden joined Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation as Tennis Director in 2019. Tony has a kinesiology degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is a USPTA certified tennis coach who has been working for MTEF since 2018. Tony also is a tennis instructor at Elite Sports Clubs and the assistant tennis coach at Rufus King High School. Tony has completed trauma-informed training and is passionate about teaching, mentoring and making a difference in the lives of Milwaukee youth.


Barb Franzen, CPA

Barbara Franzen, a CPA, is owner of Franzen & Associates LLC in Plymouth.  The company specializes in providing all accounting functions for small businesses – management consulting, cash management, accounts payable and receivable, payrolls, quarterly payroll reports, financial statement presentation and Quick-Books consulting.

Prior to founding her own firm in 2003, Franzen worked for a number of other Wisconsin companies, including Kohler Co., Schmidt & Co.

Franzen graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 1987 with a degree in accounting. 

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