Higher Expectations Team


Executive Director

Jeff Neubauer is the Executive Director of Higher Expectations and an active community leader in Racine, WI. Jeff coordinates Forward Racine, a group of business leaders in the Racine area and is a member of several boards, including both private sector and not-for-profit organizations.

He is the former President of Kranz, Inc., a family-owned business based in Racine that distributes cleaning and paper products. Prior to his work at Kranz, Jeff served four terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 62nd District in Racine County, was Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic National Committee. Jeff is originally from Racine and graduated from J.I. Case High School as a Wisconsin Honor Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.