Board ProfileAs the board chair of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation (MJF) for the two years, I primarily focused on reconfiguring our governance structure, updating our partnership agreements with our 14 constituent agencies to better reflect commitments and expectations, and increasing our annual campaign and giving to the foundation. MJF now raises over $6 million for the annual campaign, gives away another $14 million in grants each year, and has a foundation nearing $200 million in assets. My other board experiences before and after this have also focused on strategic planning, governance, and fundraising. I now serve as the Board chair of the MJF Foundation.
Professionally, I am the director of an Institute with our external board of advisors. As a board member, I have worked with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation (MJF) since 2001, serving as Strategic Planning Chair, Women’s Philanthropy President, Campaign Chair, Board Chair and now Chair of the Foundation. Over the past eighteen years, I have helped increase the Annual Campaign, built the Foundation, and implemented long-term planning in several different areas. Additionally, I have been a member of the JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and Women’s Philanthropy Board and currently serve on the national Board of Trustees. I am now on the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and also serve on Sojourner Family Peace Center’s campaign cabinet. In the legal field, I serve as the co-chair of the Editorial Board for the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Magazine, I am on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, and I am on the Board of Advisors for the Saltman Center in Conflict Resolution at UNLV Boyd School of Law.
Andrea Schneider is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School where she has taught Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Ethics, and International Conflict Resolution for over 20 years. She is the Director of Marquette’s nationally-ranked dispute resolution program. She frequently publishes law review articles and book chapters on negotiation, gender, international conflict and dispute systems design and has co-authored several leading legal textbooks on ADR, Negotiation and Mediation. She is a founding editor of Indisputably, the blog for ADR law faculty and started the Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Annual Conference in 2007. She was named 2009 Woman of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Journal and, in 2016, gave her first Tedx talk entitled Women Don’t Negotiate and Other Similar Nonsense. She was named the 2017 recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Her most recent book is Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia. Andrea regularly gives negotiation trainings for businesses and universities around the world. She received her A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Recognition & Awards
Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work presented by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (2017); Top Woman in the Law presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2009); Ann Agulnick Young Leadership Award presented by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation (2002); Outstanding Achievement Award—National Coordinator American Bar Association Law Student Representation in Mediation Competition Special Recognition presented by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators (2001).