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
  • Angela Adams Vice President Community Relations, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Sherri Albinger Retired, SVP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, ManpowerGroup
  • Griselda Aldrete Executive Director, Fire and Police Commission
  • Chris Anderson Managing Partner-Growth and Specialization, 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)
  • Donna Bembenek President, Catholic Memorial High School
  • Laurie Benson Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition
  • Kristin Bergstrom Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • 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
  • Krista Brookman Vice President, Catalyst
  • Christy Brown Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Brenda Campbell President & CEO, SecureFutures
  • Sharon Canter Community Leader
  • Lisa Cieslak Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer, GMR Marketing
  • Sandy Cunningham Director , Versiti, Inc.
  • Jodi Czernejewski CEO, inFORME healthcare
  • Sharon deGuzman Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager, Baird
  • Jennifer Dirks President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee
  • Mary Dowell Principal Consultant, MJ Dowell and Associates
  • Kristin Dufek Vice President , Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc.
  • Heather Dunn Vice President & CFO, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • April Dunn SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, ManpowerGroup
  • Michelle Frazier Chief Compliance Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Julie Glynn Senior 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
  • Carol Grunberg GM, Money Movement & Innovation, Northwestern Mutual
  • 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
  • Erin Henry Senior Director, Strategy and Planning - Chief of Staff, Northwestern Mutual
  • Nancy Hernandez President, Hispanic Collaborative
  • Renee Herzing President & CEO, Herzing University
  • Dianna Higgins Vice President Internal Audit, MGIC
  • Jayne Hladio Senior Vice President | Wealth Management Metro National Executive Sales Director, U.S. Bank
  • 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 Scanalytics Inc., 260 E. Highland Ave.
  • Nina Johnson Senior Vice President , U.S. Bank
  • Lecia Johnson Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Jasmine Johnson Director, Supplier Diversity - North America, ManpowerGroup
  • Phyllis King Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Tracey Klein Shareholder, Polsinelli LLC
  • 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
  • Sarah Lauber Chief Financial Officer, Douglas Dynamics
  • Christine Lidbury Executive Director, Wisconsin Women's. Council, State of Wisconsin
  • Lindsey Linder (Usher) Chief Human Resources Officer, American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Amy Lindner President & CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
  • Gail Lione Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP
  • 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
  • Anne Martino System Vice President, Consumer Insights & Strategy, Advocate Aurora Health Care
  • Kathleen Massey Chief of Research & Development and Board Member, The Tellier Foundation
  • Mary McCormick Executive Director, Rotary Club of Milwaukee
  • Molly Mulroy Vice President & Chief Information Officer, WEC Energy Group
  • Holly Nelson Board member and retired finance executive, Silver Star Brands, f/k/a Miles Kimball Company
  • Marie O'Brien President & CEO, Enterforce, Inc.
  • Kelly Ottman Professor - Rader School of Business/Owner , MSOE/Leadership Portals, LLC
  • Connie Palmer President & CEO, Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • 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 of Finance, FIS Corporation
  • Inge Plautz Senior Vice President and Executive BDO, Old National Bank
  • Shontra Powell Vice President Sales Strategy & Operations, Hertz System, Inc.
  • Jamie Pratt Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search
  • Joan Prince Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion and Engagement, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Jennifer Quadracci Vice President Customer Experience, Network Health
  • Sharon Reed Director, EY-Milwaukee
  • Marylou Schirpke Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, Wintrust Commericial Banking at Town Bank
  • Andrea Schneider Law Professor, Marquette Law School
  • Sarah Schott C-Level Executive, financial services industry
  • Deb Seeger Managing Director - Resource Solutions, PDO
  • 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
  • Mara Swan Board member, retired, EVP Global Strategy & Talent, ManpowerGroup , ManpowerGroup
  • Julia Taylor President, Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Marilyn Thiet President & CEO , Edge Performance Acceleration
  • Julie Tolan Executive Vice President, Owner, Lauber Business Partners
  • Marilyn Vollrath Senior Counsel, Reputation Partners, LLC
  • Kim Wengler Partner, Deloitte
  • Patty Whaley Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rexnord Corporation
  • Peggy Wiliams-Smith President and CEO, VISIT Milwaukee
  • Sandy Wysocki Publisher, MKE Lifestyle Magazine

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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