Board ProfileSandy is an experienced business professional with competencies in leadership, management, strategic planning, budgeting, development, fundraising, public speaking, event planning, nonprofit and association board leadership, sales and sales management. She has over thirty years of experience in providing leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently she is serving as Publisher of MKE Lifestyle Magazine. Sandy's list of volunteer efforts is long and varied, making her one of the most well-known and respected individuals in the greater Milwaukee area.
The Women’s Center – Waukesha, WI: Past member of the Board and Executive Committee, past Chair of the Donor Development Committee
YMCA of Greater Waukesha County: Current Board member and Financial Development Committee Chair, past member of the Executive Committee and past Marketing Committee Chair
I Back Jack Foundation – Past member of the Board
Literacy Services of Wisconsin: Past member of the Board and Executive Committee, Past Chair of the Development Committee and past Chair of the Annual Gala
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE): Current Board Member and member of the Audit Committee, past Chair of the Board Development Committee
Milwaukee Area Technical College – Current Member of the Marketing Advisory Committee
Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin: Past board member and past Chair of the Board of Directors, past Chair of the Financial Development Committee
Milwaukee Women Inc.: Current member of the Board, immediate past Board Chair. Past chair of the Research and Program Committees
Waukesha County Business Alliance: Past Chair of the Board of Directors and past member of the Executive Committee and Policy Board. Past member of the Finance and Nominating Committees
TEMPO Milwaukee: Past member of the Board and past Chair of the Annual Mentor Awards
Professional Dimensions: Past member of the Board and past Chair of the Nominating Committee
Sandy is an accomplished professional with a focus on getting things done and seeing results. She sets ambitious goals for herself and others and challenges herself to go outside her comfort zone. She is also a person who takes pride in living by the highest ethical standards and personal values. She began her career in media at the daily newspaper in Milwaukee, moved to the area’s leading business weekly and then to the nonprofit sector before landing in the healthcare benefits industry sector. She has led award-winning sales teams, implemented comprehensive marketing plans, managed budgets and achieved sales and fundraising targets. She has written and presented dozens of business seminars and emceed events with hundreds of attendees. She has sold and negotiated sponsorship agreements and personally managed a portfolio of individual and corporate donors.
Recognition & Awards
- Named a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal (2018)
- Don Richards Leadership Award presented by the Waukesha County Business Alliance (2015)
- Kappa Delta Sorority Order of the Pearl National Award for Community Service (2015)
- Kappa Delta Outstanding Alumnae annual award – Illinois Wisconsin State Day (2014)
- American City Business Journals Eagle Award for Excellence (2009)
PersonalSandy has been married to her husband, Paul, for 39 years. Her hobbies include marathon running (she has completed 8), biking, golf, attending performances at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and following the Milwaukee Brewers. She currently serves as President of the Milwaukee Kappa Delta Sorority Alumnae Chapter and as a Chapter Advisor to the Kappa Delta Sorority Collegiate Chapter at Marquette University. She also serves on the Stewardship Committee at her church. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Mizzou sports fan. She received her MBA from Marquette University. She has three adult children: Mike, a Chief Plant Engineer for Hormel Foods in McCook, IL; Matt, a Software Engineer at Blend (digital platform) in San Francisco, CA and Lauren, a Physician Assistant (PA) currently working as a resident at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She will begin working for the University of Wisconsin -Health System in October, 2021.
SectorCommercial healthcareNon-ProfitProfessional Services
Leadership – strong interpersonal skills useful in hiring and retaining staff. Possess the fortitude to terminate nonperforming personnel when necessary.
Sales/Revenue Growth – ability to set goals and establish accountability to increase the probability that goals will be achieved.
Strategic Planning – competent in facilitating the identification of overall goals and priorities and the formation of strategies, tactics and action plans to achieve them.