Milwaukee Women inc is an organization of professional women determined to change the face and quality of leadership in the Wisconsin business community by increasing the number of women corporate directors.

Steering Committee

Pat Ackerman Vice President of Investor Relations & Treasurer, A.O. Smith Corporation

Angela Adams Vice President Community Relations, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Griselda Aldrete Executive Director, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Chris Anderson Managing Partner-Growth and Specialization, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Lisa Attonito Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Ellen Bartel Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, retired

Wendy Baumann President/CVO, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.

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 of Strategy, Investor Relations and Communications, Actuant Corporation

Betsy Brenner Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, retired

Patti Bringe Community Leader

Krista Brookman Vice President, Catalyst

Brenda Campbell President & CEO, SecureFutures

Sharon Canter Community Leader

Tracey Carson Senior Vice President, Client Services, Mortenson Kim

Lori Craig Senior Vice President-Market Executive, PNC Wealth Management

Sandy Cunningham Director, Versiti, Inc.

Jodi Czernejewski CEO, inFORME healthcare

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

Jennifer Dirks President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee

Audrey Ditter Senior Vice President – Special Project, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Mary Dowell Principal Consultant, MJ Dowell and Associates, LLC

Kristin Dufek Vice President, Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc.

Cecelia Gore Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation

Linda Gorens-Levey Partner, General Capital Group

Julie Granger Senior Vice President, MMAC

Eve Hall, Ph.D. President & CEO, Milwaukee Urban League

Lindsay Hammerer Partner, KPMG LLP Milwaukee

Gail Hanson Aurora Health Care, retired

Jayne Hladio Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, U.S. Bank

Rebecca House Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Sarah Hughes Executive Director – Tax, Private Client Services, Ernst & Young

Karen Hung Founder & CEO, Silver Rock Consulting

Maureen Hurd CEO, Beal Associates, LLC

Kathy Hust President, Scanalytics Inc.

Nina Johnson Senior Vice President, Community Affairs & CRA Officer, Associated Bank

Phyllis King Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Margaret Kurlinski Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Kira Lafond Market President & Publisher, Milwaukee Business Journal

Sarah Lauber Chief Financial Officer, Douglas Dynamics

Christine Lidbury Executive Director, Wisconsin Women’s Council,
State of Wisconsin

Amy Lider President, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Gail Lione Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Christine Liu McLaughlin Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Jessie Lochmann Allen Partner, Foley & Lardner

Margaret Loebl Former EVP & CFO, AgroFresh Solutions

Amelia Macareno President, AmCmGroup

Susan Martin WEC Energy Group, retired

Anne Martino Vice President, Consumer Engagement, Advocate Aurora Health

Kathleen Massey Chief of Research & Development, The Tellier Foundation

Mary McCormick Executive Director, Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Marie O’Brien President & CEO, Enterforce, Inc.

Elizabeth Orelup Partner, Quarles & Brady LLC

Lisa Pendergast Vice President Treasurer, MGIC

Nancy Peterson Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Nicole Pienkos Senior Vice President of Finance, FIS Corporation

Inge Plautz Director Business Development, RSM US LLP

Shontra Powell Vice President Sales Strategy & Operations, Hertz System, Inc.

Jamie Pratt Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search

Joan Prince Vice Chancellor for Partnerships & Innovation, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Sharon Reed Director, Ernst & Young

Andrea Schneider Law Professor, Marquette Law School

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

Meghan Shannon Berndt Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Thelma Sias CEO, The Sias Group

Janet Slater Founder & CEO, Greenleaf Partners

Rose Spano Iannelli Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search

Lynn Sprangers Community Leader

Mary Ellen Stanek Managing Director, Director of Asset Management, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Kim StollVice President – Sales & Marketing, Badger Meter, Inc.

Lori Stortz Chief Audit Executive, University of Wisconsin System

Julia Taylor President, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Marilyn Vollrath Senior Counsel, Reputation Partners, LLC

Jan Wade President & General Manager, WISN-TV

Susan Wehrley Founder & CEO, BIZremedies

Kim Wengler Partner, Deloitte

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

Peggy Williams-Smith Safe House-Senior Vice President, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Beth Wnuk Senior Executive Vice President, Ixonia Bank

Sandy Wysocki Development Professional

Mary Lou Young CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


Milwaukee Women inc welcomes individuals to our Steering Committee who share our passion for diversifying corporate boards and executive leadership and are in a position to contribute experience, contacts or other resources to further our mission. MWi’s nominating committee meets semi-annually to consider candidates sponsored by a current steering committee member. For more information on membership please contact Jackie Mortenson.

Corporate Board Database

Coming soon, our Corporate Board database will include information on MWi members who are interested in serving on a board. The information can be sorted by industry, job title and other criteria, and includes a resume of each member. Please check back for more information.

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