Steering Committee

2016-2017 Steering Committee

  • Patricia Ackerman | VP Investor Relations, A.O. Smith
  • Angela Adams I Director Community Relations, Goodwill Industrices of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Griselda Aldrete | Executive Director, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
  • Anne Ballentine | Vice President Communications & Public Relations, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Ellen Bartel | President, Divine Savior Holy Angels
  • Wendy K. Baumann | President/CVO, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

  • Laurie Benson | Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition

  • Kristin Bergstrom |Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

  • Marsha Block | President, MBA - My Business Advisor

  • Barb Bolens | Vice President & Treasurer, Joy Global Inc.

  • Mary Ellen Bowers | Owner, Business Matters, LLC

  • Betsy Brenner I Publisher & President, The Milwaukee Business Journal (retired)

  • Mary Bridges I Executive Director, Professional Dimensions

  • Patti Bringe | Community Leader

  • Krista Brookman | Vice President, Catalyst

  • Brenda Campbell I President & CEO, Make a Difference - Wisconsin

  • Sharon Canter | Community Leader

  • Tracey Carson | Senior Vice President, Client Service, MSK Advertising

  • Lori Craig | Senior Vice President, PNC Wealth Management

  • Sandra Cunningham | Director, Versiti, Inc.

  • Jodi Czernejewski | COO, IN Charge Medical Prof.

  • Sarah Damsgaard | Vice President, J. P. Morgan Securities

  • Jackie Darr | Partner/COO, Racon Capital Partners, LLC

  • Jacquin Davidson | Executive Director, Biz Starts

  • Sharon deGuzman I Managing Director Senior Portfolio Manager, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

  • Jennifer Dirks | President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee

  • Audrey Ditter | Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc.

  • Mary Dowell | Principal Consultant, MJ Dowell & Associates, LLC

  • Kristin Dufek | Principal, Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc.

  • Christine Fenske-Eben | Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

  • Cecelia Gore | Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation

  • Linda Gorens-Levey | Partner, General Capital Group

  • Julie Granger | Senior Vice President, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

  • Eve Hall, Ph.D. I President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce

  • Lindsay Hammerer | Partner, KPMG LLP Milwaukee

  • Gail Hanson | CFO, Aurora Health Care 

  • Jayne Hladio | President Wisconsin, Region Manager Community Banking, U.S. Bank

  • Sarah Hughes I Executive Director, Ernst & Young

  • Maureen Hurd | President, Core Business Solutions, LLC & Beal Associates, LLC

  • Kathy Hust I Board Director

  • Anne Jurenec I Executive Director, Neuroscience and Spine Service Line, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Phyllis King | Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Tracey Klein | Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c
  • Margaret Kurlinski | Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
  • Christine Lidbury | Executive Director, Wisconsin Women's Council, State of Wisconsin
  • Inge Lindeque Plautz | Director Business Development, RSM US LLP
  • Gail Lione | Corporate Director, Sargento Foods, Badger Meter & F. Dohmen Co.
  • Christine Liu McLaughlin| Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn
  • Jessie Lochmann Allen | Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Amelia E. Macareno | Private Banker Relationship Manager, the Private Client Group of U.S. Bank
  • Susan Martin I Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, WEC Energy Group
  • Kathleen Massey | Chief of Research & Development, The Tellier Foundation
  • Mary McCormick | Executive Director, Rotary Club of Milwaukee

  • Maureen A. McGinnity | Partnerm Foley  & Lardner LLP (retired)

  • Phyllis Mensh Brostoff | CEO, Stowell Associates

  • Linda Mertz I CEO, Mertz Associates, Inc.

  • Linda Newberry-Ferguson I CEO, Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Marie O'Brien I President & CEO, Enterforce, Inc.

  • Elizabeth Orelup | Partner, Quarles & Brady LLC

  • Lisa Pendergast I Vice President Treasurer, MGIC

  • Nancy Peterson I Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

  • Nicole Pienkos I Executive Vice President, FIS Corporation

  • Joan Prince | Vice Chancellor for Partnerships & Innovation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Sharon Reed | Director - Business Development, Ernst & Young LLP Milwaukee

  • Debbie Seeger | Executive Vice President, Co-Founder, Patina Solutions

  • Meghan Shannon | Attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

  • Thelma Sias| Vice President of Local Affairs, WEC Energy Group

  • Janet Slater | Founder & CEO, Greenleaf

  • Rose Spano Iannelli | Founder and Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search

  • Lynn Sprangers | CEO, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

  • Mary Ellen Stanek | Managing Director/Chief Investment Officer, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

  • Kimberly Stoll | Vice President Marketing, Badger Meter

  • Lori Stortz I Chief Audit Executive, University of Wisconsin System

  • Julia Taylor | President, Greater Milwaukee Committee

  • Marilyn Vollrath | Senior Vice President,

  • Jan Wade I President & General Manager, WISN-TV

  • Kim Wengler I Partner, Deloit

  • Patty Whaley | Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rexnord Corporation

  • Peggy Williams-Smith | Senior Vice President of SafeHouse Restaurants, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

  • Sandy Wysocki | Chief Development Officer, United Performing Arts Fund

  • Mary Lou Young| President and Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Greater Milwaukee