Members

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

  • Jennifer Abele Founder and Managing Partner, VC 414
  • Maribeth Achterberg Chief Information Officer, The Boldt Company
  • Pat Ackerman Board member, MG&E. Retired Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and Treasurer from A. O. Smith Corporation
  • Annette Adams Chief Human Resources Officer, MGIC
  • Sherri Albinger Retired, SVP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, ManpowerGroup
  • Griselda Aldrete Partner, Hansen Reynolds, LLC
  • Lisa Attonito Executive Director, Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee
  • Wendy Baumann President/CVO, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
  • Donna Bembenek President, Catholic Memorial High School
  • Laurie Benson Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition
  • Kristin Bergstrom Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., retired
  • Barb Bolens Director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Janette Braverman CEO, Leaders Leaving Legacies, LLC 
  • Kate Brewer President and CEO, Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc.
  • Krista Brookman Senior Director | Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual
  • Christy Brown President, Alverno College
  • Chantel Byrd VP Shared Services for N. America, Veolia
  • Rebecca (Becky) Cameron Valcq Chair, Public Service Commision of Wisconsin
  • Brenda Campbell President & CEO, SecureFutures
  • Sharon Canter Community Leader
  • Sally Cartwright Vice President, Business Development, LHH
  • Lisa Cieslak Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer, GMR Marketing
  • Chandra Cooper CEO & President, Grateful Girls, Inc.
  • Sandy Cunningham Director , Versiti, Inc.
  • Jodi Czernejewski CEO, inFORME healthcare
  • Jennifer D'Amato Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Sharon deGuzman Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager, Baird
  • Coreen Dicus-Johnson President & CEO, Network Health
  • Jennifer Dirks President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee
  • Kristin Dufek President , EUA
  • Heather Dunn SVP & CFO, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • April Dunn Former SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Alicia Dupies Area Manager, Gilbane Building Company
  • Patti Epstein Deputy Secretary, State of WI Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
  • Susan Finco President, Owner and Co-founder, Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc
  • Nisha Gandhi Vice President, Strategic Support & Business Development, AbleLight
  • Tricia Geraghty Chief Marketing & Experience Officer
  • Julie Glynn Executive Vice President , WaterStone Bank
  • Cindy Gnadinger President , Carroll University
  • Cecelia Gore Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
  • Linda Gorens-Levey Partner, General Capital Group
  • Kelly Grebe Reitired Chief Legal Officer , MillerCoors
  • Helen Gurholt Vice President - Investor Relations and Financial Planning & Analysis, A.O. Smith Corporation
  • Laura Gutierrez Chief Executive Officer, United Community Center
  • Eve Hall, Ph.D. President & CEO, Milwaukee Urban League
  • Lindsay Hammerer Partner, KPMG LLP Milwaukee
  • Abigail Hanna Executive Vice President for Administration, Carthage College
  • Gail Hanson Aurora Health Care, retired CFO
  • Alison Heiser Founder and CEO, Alison Heiser and Associates
  • Kathy Henrich CEO, MKE Tech Hub Coalition
  • Nancy Hernandez President, Hispanic Collaborative
  • Renee Herzing President & CEO, Herzing University
  • Tanya Hines CEO, Hines+Associates
  • Jayne Hladio President, Private Wealth, Associated Bank
  • Sandra Hoeft Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Sheryl Hopkins VP Human Resources, Badger Meter
  • Rebecca House Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Sherri Huff Owner, Huff Consulting, LLC
  • Karen Hung Founder & CEO, Silver Rock Consulting
  • Kathy Hust President, Kathy Hust Enterprises, LLC
  • Lecia Johnson Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Jasmine Johnson Area Vice President, Donor Services Operations, Versiti, Inc
  • Kara Kaiser Chief Administrative Officer for US Private, Personal and Digital Banking, CIBC U.S.
  • Kimberly Kane President & CEO, Kane Communications Group
  • Lynnea Katz-Petted CEO, Revitalize Milwaukee
  • Margaret (Peggy) Kelsey EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary; Compliance Officer, WEC Energy Group
  • Jennifer Kent Chief Legal Officer, Kohl's
  • Deborah Kerr President & CEO, & Retired Superintendent, Lead Greatly, LLC
  • Phyllis King Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Tracey Klein Shareholder, Polsinelli LLC
  • Susan Kreh Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer , Oil-Dri Corporation of America
  • Margaret Kurlinski Shareholder Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Shana Lewis Attorney & Founding Shareholder, Renning Lewis & Lacy, s.c.
  • Christine Lidbury Executive Director, Wisconsin Women's. Council, State of Wisconsin, retired
  • Lindsey Linder (Usher) Chief People Officer, ETE REMAN
  • Amy Lindner President & CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
  • Gail Lione Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP
  • Xia Liu Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, WEC Energy Group, Inc.
  • Jessie Lochmann Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Margaret Loebl Former EVP & Chief Financial Offier, AgroFresh Solutions
  • Kristen Lynes Chief Operating Officer, Ready Rebound
  • Stephanie Lyons Vice President, Investment Risk, Treasury & Operations, Northwestern Mutual
  • Susan Martin Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary - retired, WEC Energy Group
  • Brook Mayborne Chief Human Resources Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Mary McCormick Executive Director, Rotary Club of Milwaukee
  • Jackie Mortenson Honorary Member, Milwaukee Women inc, retired
  • Molly Mulroy Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, WEC Energy Group
  • Holly Nelson Board member and retired finance executive, Silver Star Brands, f/k/a Miles Kimball Company
  • Ninveh Neuman Digital & Marketing Transformation Leader, Accenture
  • Tammy Noll Senior Vice President, Global Franchises, Vyaire Medical
  • Laura Orr CEO, Forward Consulting
  • Kelly Ottman Professor - Rader School of Business/Owner , MSOE/Leadership Portals, LLC
  • Nikki Panico State Executive Director - Wisconsin, Susan G. Komen
  • Ilke Panzer Chief Executive Officer, Greiner Bio-One International
  • Lisa Pendergast Vice President Treasurer, retired, MGIC
  • Emily Phillips Financial Advisor, The Drosner Phillips Group, Robert W. Baird, Private Wealth Management
  • Nicole Pienkos  Senior Vice President, Group Executive, Regional Banking, FIS Corporation
  • Ann Pieper Founder/CEO, Pieper Properties
  • Leslie Plamann Partner, EY
  • Kim Preston SVP - Director of Treasury Management, First Business Bank
  • Nicole Pretre President & CEO, Cedar Community
  • Joan Prince CEO, Executive Strategies Elite
  • Janet Protasiewicz Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, State of Wisconsin
  • Jennifer Quadracci Vice President Customer Experience, Network Health
  • Wendy Radtke Executive Vice President & CHRO, US LBM Holdings, LLC
  • Julie Ragland Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Navistar, Inc.
  • Sharon Reed , EY-Milwaukee, retired
  • Sarah Schneider CEO; President, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services & VP - Distribution Services, Northwestern Mutual
  • Sarah Schott General Counsel & CCO, Gravie
  • Deb Seeger Managing Director - Resource Solutions, BDO
  • Meghan Shannon Berndt Owner, Shannon Berndt Advisors, LLC
  • Thelma Sias CEO, The Sias Group
  • Ritika Singh VP, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Serta Simmons Bedding
  • Lynn Sprangers Chief Inspiration Officer, 54 Hands Productions
  • Mary Ellen Stanek President, Baird Funds & Chief Investment Officer, Baird Advisors, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
  • Kim Stoll Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Badger Meter
  • Lori Stortz Chief Audit Executive, University of Wisconsin System
  • Mara Swan Board member, retired, EVP Global Strategy & Talent, ManpowerGroup , ManpowerGroup
  • Judie Taylor President & CEO, DUECO Safecurity LLC
  • Marilyn Thiet President and CEO , Edge Performance Acceleration
  • Kathy Thornton-Bais President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Julie Tolan Executive Vice President, Owner, Lauber Business Partners
  • Peggy Troy President & CEO, Children's Wisconsin
  • Marilka Velez Senior Vice President, Senior Director of Marketing, Associated Bank
  • Marilyn Vollrath , Reputation Partners LLC, retired
  • Sally Washlow ICEO Practice Lead & Independent Director, LHH and Company Boards
  • Richelle Webb Dixon Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Froedtert Hospital
  • Staci Wellentin Chief Operating Officer, Milwaukee Jewish Community Center
  • Peggy Wiliams-Smith President and CEO, VISIT Milwaukee
  • Susan Winchester Chief Human Resources Officer, Applied Materials
  • DeVona Wright Cottrell Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel , GMR Marketing
  • Sandy Wysocki Executive Director, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
  • Anne Zizzo Founder & CEO, Zizzo Group Engagement Marketng

Membership

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.

Board/Executive Database

Our Board/Executive Database is a resource for information on MWi members including a profile, professional summary, board experience, industry sector and functional expertise. The searchable database is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking corporate board members, as well as private company and non-profit board members and accomplished women executives.

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