Board ProfileCurrently serves as an independent director for CG Schmidt Construction Company and Town Bank, a Wintrust Company. Nonprofit boards include: Alverno College, Trustee/Governance Chair, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Director/Community Investment Co-Chair, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Director/Governance Cmte., National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow. Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Director. 2019 United Way Campaign Co-Chair.
See above. Nonprofit board service spans over two decades. Several appointmentss as Board Chair, Capital Campaign Chair and/or Committee Chair. Seven year board tenure for local community bank – North Milwaukee State Bank.
Executive Director – Brewers Community Foundation, charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Focus on health, education, recreation and basic needs. Generated more than $32 million over 10 years. Supports approximately 200 nonprofits annually. Previous Program Director and sole staff member for the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation – one of the largest family foundations in the City of Milwaukee. Led strategic grant making, program development and managed board relations. Employed twenty four years with Wisconsin Gas Company serving primarily in External Relations roles.
Recognition & Awards
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, Harvard Business School Certificate – Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management and Women’s Leadership. Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence (Hall of Fame and 40 Under 40). African American Chamber of Commerce Business Champion. BizTimes Business Champion. Alverno Outstanding Alumna Award. Boys and Girls Club AnnaBell Cook Award, Girl Scouts Leader Award along with many other appreciated nonprofit awards and recognition.
Carroll University Honorary Doctorate
PersonalLife long resident of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Graduate of Alverno College - BS/MBA. Married to Randy Bryant.
Functional ExpertiseAuditMarketingPublic Relations
Rebranded and grew charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Created consistent, high visibility entity that established Club as a leader in the community and throughout Major League Baseball. Generated $32 million and groundwork for a $10 million endowment in support of low income and disadvantaged youth and their families with goal of continuing to provide support in perpetuity.
Created strong network of partnerships throughout Greater Milwaukee in support of corporate goals and objectives. Generated broad linkages among corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic entities with the goal of leveraging resources to improve the quality of life and economic sustainability of an urban community.