Donna Bembenek
President, Catholic Memorial High School
Waukesha, Wisconsin
phone 262-542-7101
LinkedIn Profile
A proven leader in publicly traded, closely held and nonprofit organizations. Results oriented sales and marketing leader with a bottom-line focus and external facing expertise. Particularly adept at sales and marketing, strategic planning, and crisis management. Professional experience transcends industries. Professional background provides keen insights into overseeing organizations and identifying emerging trends.

Board Profile

Served as a leader in sales, marketing, crisis communication and revenue generation. Understands the complexity of new industries quickly. Consistently uses strategic planning, financial management, sales, and effective processes to improve varying organizations. A strategic mindset and the ability to identify market opportunities helped her to participate in the growth of national, regional, and local markets. She has lead rebranding initiatives both locally and nationally. She has lead teams from 30 to 300 and cultivated an improved culture in each organization.

Board Experience

Waukesha State Bank Board of Directors – 2022-present

State Financial Services Corporation | Executive staff liaison 1993-2005. Responsible for development and execution of brand, product development, crisis management, mergers and acquisitions.

Waukesha County Business Alliance | Member 2017-present.  Chair of Education Steering Committee.

YMCA of the USA | C-level interactions with the national board – 2014 – 2017

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee | Executive liaison for several board committees – 2006 – 2014

Professional Dimensions | Chair of numerous committees, President from 2012 – 2014. 1993 – 2020

Well City | Steering Committee, Joint effort of the City of Milwaukee, the GMC, MMAC, and WELCOA.  2007 – 2014

Holy Apostles Parish | Fundraising Committee, Finance Committee, School Committee.  2015 – 2019



Donna is married 37 years and has two adult children. She is active in the community and area non profits.

Additional Documents

Professional Brief


Financial ServicesNon-for-profit/Education

Company Revenue

Up to $50M

P&L Responsibility

Up to-$25M

Level of Expertise



Corporate GovernanceMarketing & BrandingSales

Board Experience


Leadership on Board

DirectorCommittee ChairCommittee Member


CompensationExecutiveFinanceFundraising & DevelopmentNominating & Governance