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Campaign Co-chairs

Kelly Grebe
Community Leader

Kelly Grebe is an experienced attorney who has spent over two decades providing strategic legal counsel in Milwaukee. After working for Miller Brewing and MillerCoors for more than 20 years, Kelly is transitioning from her long-time role as chief legal officer to a focus on community leadership. A passionate community advocate, Kelly serves on the boards of the Wisconsin State Fair, Children’s Wisconsin Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

Kelly received both her undergraduate and law degrees, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a member of the Wisconsin and Illinois bar associations and was named Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top Corporate Counsel in 2012.

Austin Ramirez

Austin Ramirez is the President and CEO of Husco. Under his leadership, the company was designated a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum and recognized as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Passionate about urban education, Austin has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is a co-founder of St. Augustine Preparatory Academy. Austin is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, White House Fellow, and Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. 

Austin holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. John Raymond is President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this role, he leads Wisconsin’s only private medical school and largest physician practice group with approximately 1,650 doctors serving 530,000 patients annually. A practicing nephrologist, Dr. Raymond also is a medical researcher studying the basic mechanisms of kidney cell function. He has published more than 140 full-length manuscripts and earned nearly $40 million of grant funding over the course of his career.

Dr. Raymond is a member of the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He holds degrees from the Ohio State University and performed his residencies and fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center.

Jud Snyder
BMO Harris Bank

Jud Snyder is the President of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company and BMO’s Senior Executive for Southeast Wisconsin. Jud joined the Bank in 1994 and is responsible for leading the growth and development of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company. This includes strategic and managerial responsibility for sales, operations, underwriting and equipment management capabilities within the Equipment Finance Company. Jud’s passion for his community is evident in his local board membership with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Froedtert Health Systems, Teach for America and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.  Jud is also involved on a national industry basis, having previously served as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chairman for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Jud holds a degree in Russian and Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Campaign Cabinet

Kelsey Brenn – St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
Tony Fuerst – PwC 
Dan Kempken – A. O. Smith Corporation
Mark Sobczak – Sikich LLP

Nafessa Burdine – ManpowerGroup
Cara Fuller – We Energies
Victoria Gonzalez – Clarios
Delia Noblecilla – Molson Coors Beverage Company
Andreas Pack – Husco 
Kayla Pierce – Medical College of Wisconsin   
Thomas Rosenthal – Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck – Johnson Controls

Campus Engagement
Dan Keyser – School District of Waukesha 
Katie Lesperance – Carroll University
Laurie Marks – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Catherine Rossi – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kelly Walker – Marquette University

Corporate Engagement
Nahid Afsari – The Sigma Group
Pete Bacon – ProHealth Care
Vincent Beres – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Patty Cadorin – BMO Harris Bank  
Paul Decker – Waukesha County Board
P.J. DiStefano – Deloitte LLP  
Jon Donahue – U.S. Bank
John Florsheim – Weyco Group, Inc.
Andrea Foster – Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Felice Green – Community Leader
Jeff Hoffman – The Boerke Company, Inc.
Robert Jansen – Bridgewood Advisors
Jeffrey Janza – CIBC Bank USA
Suzanne Kelley – Waukesha County Business Alliance
John Kissinger – GRAEF
Frank Krejci – STRATTEC Security Corporation
Kira Lafond – Milwaukee Business Journal
Jay Mack – Town Bank
Jay Magulski – Landmark Credit Union
Michael Meinolf – Associated Bank
Peter Panagis – REV Group, Inc.  
Jeffrey Peelen – Quarles & Brady LLP 
Dan Peterson – Valuation Research Corporation
Jason Rae – Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Steven SaLoutos – U.S. Bank
Jackie Walsh – Irgens  
Michael Ward – U.S. Bank
Jon Wehrli – Eaton - Power Systems Division
Dave Werner – First Midwest Bank
Nelson Williams – Briohn Building Corporation

Diversity Leadership
Grady L. Crosby – Johnson Controls
Jasmine M. Johnson – ManpowerGroup
DeVona Wright Cottrell – GMR Marketing

Laura Bray – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dr. Deborah Kerr – Brown Deer School District
Dr. Phyllis King – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Joan Prince – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. John Y. Walz – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Emerging Leaders
Dante A. C. Houston – AMN Healthcare  
Leslie Plamann – EY  
Erika Smith – Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Eric Conley – Froedtert Health  
Lisa Froemming – Ascension Healthcare Network  
Cristy Garcia-Thomas – Advocate Aurora Health
Peggy Troy – Children's Wisconsin

Jane Bradley Pettit Society
Ted Kellner – Fiduciary Management, Inc.
Donald Layden, Jr. – Community Leader
David Lubar – Lubar & Co.
Linda Mellowes – Community Leader
John W. Miller – Arenberg Holdings LLC
Blake Moret – Rockwell Automation  
Cory Nettles – Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
Gregory C. Oberland – Northwestern Mutual Retiree
George Oliver – Johnson Controls  
Jonas Prising – ManpowerGroup
Mary Ellen Stanek – Baird
Timothy Sullivan – REV Group, Inc.

Daniel Bukiewicz – Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Sheila Cochran – Milwaukee County Labor Council AFL-CIO Retiree
Thomas Coyne – Waukesha County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Leadership Society
Joan Aguado Ware – Medical College of Wisconsin
Craig Cookle – Wipfli LLP
Jason Eggert – Wells Fargo & Company 
Noah Fenceroy – ManpowerGroup
Mike Flynn – Greenwoods Equipment Finance LLC 
Cindy Gnadinger – Carroll University
Jayne Hladio – U.S. Bank
Molly Hogan – BMO Harris Bank 
Paul Jansen – First Business Bank
Samantha Maldonado – Principal Financial Group
Juliet Pagliaro Herman – Johnson Controls
Kim Preston – First Business Bank
Anna Ramirez – Community Leader 
Stephanie Riesch-Knapp – R&R Insurance Services Inc. 
Joe Rock – KPMG LLP  
Dennis Sampson – Ixonia Bank
Katina Shaw – The Milwaukee Brewers
Judie Taylor – UEHC & DUECO  
John Thompson – Northwestern Mutual
Joe Wilson – Quarles & Brady LLP

Shannon Allen – DeWitt LLP Law Firm
Rebecca Greene – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Rebecca House – Rockwell Automation
Margaret (Peggy) Kelsey – We Energies 
Tom Schneider – COA Youth & Family Centers
Josh Welsh – The Marcus Corporation 

Chris Eichner – Froedtert Health
Joe Gibson – Morgan Stanley
April Rechlitz – Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Tim Baack – Pathfinders  
Connie Bielinski – Boy Scouts of America, Potawatomi Area  
Christy Brown – Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Inc.
Laura Gutierrez – United Community Center, Inc.
Candace Hennessy PhD, RN – Curative Care Network, Inc. 
Clarence Johnson – Wisconsin Community Services, Inc.
Angela Mancuso – The Women's Center
Mark Shapiro – Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Anselmo Villarreal – La Casa de Esperanza

Planned Giving
David Klenke – Baird

Public Sector
Paul Farrow – Waukesha County 
Shawn Reilly – City of Waukesha

Retire United
Pam Foti – Vesta Senior Network
Bev Jurkowski – We Energies Retiree
Thomas Littelmann – Empower Retirement Retiree
Jenny Wagner – Vesta Senior Network

Sports Marketing
Arvind Gopalratnam – Milwaukee Bucks
Cecelia Gore – Brewers Community Foundation 
Jon Greenberg – Milwaukee Admirals
Aaron Hart – Green Bay Packers/NFL
Tom Hayes – United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Retiree
Duane Wilson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Technology United
Nicole Conrad – Bostik, Inc.
Antony B. D'Cruz – HSA Bank 
Scott Sievert – Accenture

Tocqueville Society
Linda Benfield – Foley & Lardner LLP
Bernard Bobber – Ogletree Deakins
Bladen Burns – Fiduciary Management, Inc. 
Jane Durment – The Marcus Corporation
Reid Engstrom – Community Leader 
Thomas Florsheim, Jr. – Weyco Group, Inc.
David Gay – EY
Jackie Herd-Barber – Community Leader
Gregory Marcus – The Marcus Corporation
Warren Pierson – Baird
Heather Ramirez – Community Leader 
Thelma Sias – Retired Executive, WEG/Wisconsin Energy Group
Lynn Sprangers – 54 Hands Productions
Dale Van Dam – M3 Insurance
Greg Wesley – Medical College of Wisconsin
Scott Wrobbel – Deloitte

Volunteer Engagement
Pam Fendt – Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO 

Women United
Robyn Ludtke – Waukesha County Business Alliance
Jenny Nikolai – Froedtert Health  
Jessica Zeratsky – Husch Blackwell