Why Lanser Public Affairs?


Our clients value public affairs services that

  • Follow a dynamic action plan and timeline tailored to the specific project

  • Make project information available in user friendly formats

  • Provide evidence of neighborhood outreach

  • Identify and try to mitigate topics of concern

  • Evaluate a development from the elected officials' viewpoint

  • Manage the process through all required approvals

  • Enhance the client's reputation in the community


Who is LPA?

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Mary Claire Lanser


Mary Claire is a former Mayor of the City of New Berlin who parlayed her economic development expertise into a business representing developers and local governments. She applies public affairs and community outreach strategies to secure approvals for developments that respect the needs of clients, public officials, and neighbors. Mary Claire is assisted by a team of seasoned professionals to work through customized action plans to produce evidence of outreach suitable for inclusion as public record.

Mary Claire is familiar with the challenges of officials and of developers and finds that supporting the public process with grass roots community outreach usually results in development that is a source of pride to stakeholders. She has been working in public affairs for twenty years, following eight years as an elected official in New Berlin, eleven years in the Navy Reserves (Nurse Corps, then Public Affairs Officer), and decades in healthcare. She holds a Master’s Degree from Marquette, Bachelor’s Degree from UWM, and various real estate certifications.

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Chris Korjenek

Senior Project Manager

Chris started at Lanser Public Affairs in 2017.  With over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, she brings a clear understanding of the development process and the need for community relations to drive successful economic development. 

Chris began her career at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee and Chicago where she worked for 10 years.  Additional experience includes 6 years at Draper and Kramer in Chicago and 3 years on the Corporate Solutions team at Colliers. Chris “left” the real estate industry to become the Executive Director of the Wisconsin chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  Chris successfully tripled the membership base, managed over 250 events and substantially increased revenue. Her knowledge, experience in the industry and contacts made her a natural for community relations.  She truly understands the importance of public/private partnerships and the need for transparency and effective communication.

Chris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Master’s of Business Administration from DePaul University.  She is a Certified Association Executive and has her real estate salesperson’s license.

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Jore Dryer

Outreach Specialist

Jore has been working with Mary Claire since 2014, including outreach for The Corridor and LifeTime Fitness in Brookfield and Ballpark Commons in Franklin. She has worked at radio stations UWUM, WTMJ, and WZUU and was a cable television producer/host for Viacom.

Jore taught television production and was media interviewer for fourteen Milwaukee suburban communities and national clients. She has also worked with community access groups on elections, pageants and telethons. Jore received a national award for a documentary on the history of Greendale, WI.

Jore has also worked in various retail capacities, with responsibilities ranging from associate to management. She has great people skills and enjoys connecting one-on-one with neighbors of our clients’ proposed developments. Jore holds a Degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science.

What we do

Here are some examples of what we can do for you


  • Meet door to door with nearest neighbors

  • Engage local thought leaders

  • Hold neighborhood information meetings

  • Connect with municipal staff and officials

  • Document everything

  • Make presentations at public meetings

  • Work with traditional and social media



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