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

  • Pat Ackerman Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and Treasurer, A.O. Smith Corporation
  • Annette Adams Chief Human Resources Officer, MGIC
  • Sherri Albinger Retired, SVP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, ManpowerGroup
  • Griselda Aldrete Director – Stakeholder Engagement, Alliant Energy
  • Chris Anderson Managing Partner-Growth Strategies, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Lisa Attonito Executive Director, Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee
  • Wendy Baumann President/CVO, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
  • Holly Baumgart Vice President, Strategy, Sargento Foods
  • Donna Bembenek President, Catholic Memorial High School
  • Laurie Benson Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition
  • Kristin Bergstrom Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Pat Boelter President. , Signature Services Group, LLC
  • Barb Bolens EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Enerpac Tool Group
  • Janette Braverman Executive Director of External Partnerships, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Betsy Brenner The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, retired
  • Kate Brewer President. , Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc.
  • Krista Brookman Senior Director | Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual
  • Christy Brown Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Chantel Byrd Vice President Shared Services for N. America, ManpowerGroup
  • 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, Grateful Girls
  • 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
  • Jennifer Dirks President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee
  • Kristin Dufek President , EUA
  • Heather Dunn SVP & CFO, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • April Dunn SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, ManpowerGroup
  • Michelle Frazier Chief Compliance Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Nisha Gandhi Vice President, Strategic Support & Business Development, AbleLight
  • Julie Glynn Executive Vice President , WaterStone Bank
  • Cindy Gnadinger President , Carroll University
  • Rebecca Goldman Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Optimas Solutions
  • Cecelia Gore Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
  • Linda Gorens-Levey Partner, General Capital Group
  • Julie Granger Senior Vice President, MMAC
  • Kelly Grebe Reitired Chief Legal Officer , MillerCoors
  • Helen Gurholt Vice President - Investor Relations and Financial Planning & Analysis, A.O. Smith Corporation
  • Laura Gutierrez Executive Director, United Community Center
  • Eve Hall, Ph.D. President & CEO, Milwaukee Urban League
  • Lindsay Hammerer Partner, KPMG LLP Milwaukee
  • Abigail Hanna Vice President for Administrative Planning and Innovation, and Chief Organizational Development, Carthage College
  • Gail Hanson Aurora Health Care, retired CFO
  • Kathy Henrich CEO, MKE Tech Hub Coalition
  • Nancy Hernandez President, Hispanic Collaborative
  • Renee Herzing President & CEO, Herzing University
  • Dianna Higgins Vice President Internal Audit, MGIC
  • Jayne Hladio President, Midland Wealth Management.
  • Sandra Hoeft Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Rebecca House Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Sherri Huff Owner, Huff Consulting, LLC
  • Karen Hung Founder & CEO, Silver Rock Consulting
  • Maureen Hurd CEO, Beal Associates
  • Kathy Hust Vice President Telecom North America, Generac Power Systems
  • Nina Johnson Senior Vice President , U.S. Bank
  • Lecia Johnson Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Jasmine Johnson Vice President of Sales, iHeartMedia
  • Kara Kaiser Head of US Workplace Transformation, BMO Harris
  • 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 EVP, Administration, General Counsel & Secretary , Quad
  • Deborah Kerr President & CEO, & Retired Superintendent, Lead Greatly, LLC
  • Phyllis King Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Susan Kreh Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer , Oil-Dri Corporation of America
  • Michelle Kumbier Board member, Abbott Labs, and C-Suite Executive
  • Margaret Kurlinski Shareholder Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Kira Lafond Market President & Publisher, Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Shana Lewis Attorney & Founding Shareholder, Renning Lewis & Lacy, s.c.
  • Christine Lidbury Executive Director, Wisconsin Women's. Council, State of Wisconsin
  • Lindsey Linder (Usher) VP Human Resources, Perlick Corporation
  • 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
  • Stephanie Lyons Chief Audit Executive, Northwestern Mutual
  • Amelia Macareno President, AmCmGroup
  • Susan Martin Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary - retired, WEC Energy Group
  • Kathleen Massey Chief of Research & Development and Board Member, The Tellier Foundation
  • Lisa Mautz Managing Director, Midwest Audit Practice Group & Head of HR, KPMG Milwaukee Audit Practice Group , KPMG LLP Milwaukee
  • Mary McCormick Executive Director, Rotary Club of Milwaukee
  • 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
  • Carole Nicksin Publisher & Editor in Chief, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Marie O'Brien President & CEO, Enterforce, Inc.
  • Laura Orr CEO, Forward Governance Consulting
  • Kelly Ottman Professor - Rader School of Business/Owner , MSOE/Leadership Portals, LLC
  • Connie Palmer President & CEO, Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Nikki Panico State Executive Director - Wisconsin, Susan G. Komen
  • Lisa Pendergast Vice President Treasurer, retired, MGIC
  • Nancy Peterson Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Christine Pharr President , Mount Mary University
  • 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
  • Aliya Pitts Chief Advancement Officer, The Prairie School
  • Leslie Plamann Partner, EY
  • Jamie Pratt Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search
  • Nicole Pretre Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Community
  • Joan Prince CEO, Executive Strategies Elite
  • Janet Protasiewicz Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 24
  • Patricia Puccinelli President, Five Quarters Consulting
  • 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 Director, EY-Milwaukee
  • Anne Reed President / CEO, Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Marylou Schirpke Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, Wintrust Commericial Banking at Town Bank
  • Andrea Schneider Law Professor, Marquette Law School
  • 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 Former Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Associated Bank
  • Rose Spano Iannelli Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search
  • 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
  • Jane Stromwall Senior Vice President-Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
  • Stacy Stutz Director, HS Consuling
  • Irene Sudac Vice President, Financial Services, Snap-on Incorporated
  • Mara Swan Board member, retired, EVP Global Strategy & Talent, ManpowerGroup , ManpowerGroup
  • Julia Taylor President, Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • 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
  • Marilka Velez Senior Vice President, Senior Director of Marketing, Associated Bank
  • Marilyn Vollrath Senior Counsel, Reputation Partners LLC
  • Richelle Webb Dixon Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Froedtert Hospital
  • Patty Whaley Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Retired, Zurn Water Solutions
  • Peggy Wiliams-Smith President and CEO, VISIT Milwaukee
  • DeVona Wright Cottrell Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel , GMR Marketing
  • Sandy Wysocki Publisher, MKE Lifestyle Magazine
  • 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.

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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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