The Challenge

16 Milwaukee business leaders, six donuts each, and a race against the clock. Zizzo Group Engagement Marketing’s 5th Annual Donut Smackdown will serve up fun, fierce competition, and yes, delectable donuts in a sugar-fueled showdown that you won’t want to miss. Our contestants are stepping up to the plate, literally, to eat donuts as quickly as they can in order to raise support for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County and to battle for the coveted title of Donut Smackdown Champion.

Benefitting United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County

2021 Donut Smackdown Contestants

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Click on a participant’s photo to donate before 6 p.m. on December 7.

Alice Ambrowiak

SVP Investment Analyst

David Caruso

President & Creative Director
Dynamic Events by David Caruso

Bob Coletti

Express Employment Professionals

Mark Cyganiak

ServiceMaster Recovery Services

Nick Hepner

Senior Associate, Brokerage

Karen Hung

Founder & CEO
Silver Rock Consulting

Dan Jessup

Managing Director

Jim Kanter

Chief Commercial Officer
Central Standard

Ann Lebiecki

Residential Real Estate Consultant
w/Shorewest Realtors, Lebiecki & Co.

Alissa Peeters

Assistant Vice President
Tri City National Bank

Dr. Miranda Peter

High Point Dentistry

Skip Robinson

VP of Camp and Club Operations
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Kate Schlesinger

Solutions Advisor
Wisconsin School of Business, The Center for Professional and Executive Development

Gaulien “Gee” Smith

Gee’s Clippers Barber/Beauty Salon

Simmi Urbanek

Director of Marketing
Greenfire Management Services, LLC

Joe Zizzo

Account Director
Zizzo Group Engagement Marketing

DECEMBER 7, 2021 at 5 p.m.

New this year we are hosting a community-wide LIVE Donut Smackdown viewing party and celebration. Come see the competition and the reveal of the award winners!

Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen
320 E Clybourn St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

You can also watch virtually via Facebook LIVE.

5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Donut smackdown video
6:00 p.m.
Award ceremony

2020 Donut Smackdown Champions

$25,000+ Total Raised

Speed Eating Champion


Chief Commercial Officer
Central Standard Distillery

TIME: 01:39

Andy Narrai

Chief Marketing Officer
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

TIME: 01:44

Dan Wycklendt

Executive Vice President
FirstPathway Partners

TIME: 02:24

Fundraising Champion

Kathy Thornton-Bias

President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of MKE

$6,539 RAISED

Brian Smigelski

DeWitt LLP

$6,115 RAISED

Brian Lammi

Lammi Sports Management

$2,505 RAISED

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Donut Smackdown!

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