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2020-22 Board Chair

Linda E. Benfield
Managing Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Linda E. Benfield is Managing Partner of the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP, and is an environmental lawyer with the firm. Linda has over 35 years of experience in litigation and counseling in all aspects of environmental law. She is a member and former chair of the Environmental Regulation Practice and the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice and the Manufacturing Industry Team. She is also a regular speaker on issues relating to environmental enforcement, litigation, compliance, Brownfield development, and transactions.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Linda serves on a number of local nonprofit boards, including United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (present Board Chair), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Building Brave. She serves as Trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

In 2014, Linda was named to Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” list, she was named to BTI Consulting Group’s coveted Client Service All Star Team in 2016, and has been listed among the The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995. In 2012, Linda was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. She is also a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

Linda is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, Colorado and the District of Columbia and several federal courts. She graduated from Colorado College (1981 B.A., summa cum laude) and earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago (1985).

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2021-22 Executive Committee

Board Chair: Linda E. Benfield
Immediate Past Chair: Cory L. Nettles
Vice Chair: Donald W. Layden
Secretary: Kelly H. Grebe
Treasurer: David Gay
United Way President & CEO: Amy L. Lindner
United Way Chief Operating Officer: Filippo Carini
Campaign Co-chairs: Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Mark F. Irgens, Dr. Joan M. Prince, Stacy P. Williams
Finance & Operations Committee Chair: David Gay
Audit Committee Chair: Wayne T. Morgan
Community Impact Committee Chair: Judson M. Snyder
Marketing & Communications Committee Chair: Christopher C. Piotrowski
Volunteer Engagement Committee Chair: Pamela S. Fendt
Governance Committee Chair: Donald W. Layden
Labor Council Representative: Pamela S. Fendt
Member-at-Large: Gregory S. Marcus
Member-at-Large: Thelma A. Sias

2021-22 Board of Directors

Linda E. Benfield, Foley & Lardner LLP

Steven G. Booth, Baird

Daniel J. Bukiewicz, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

Filippo Carini, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Cheryl R. Carron, Sodexo Corporate Services

Michael G. Carter, Northwestern Mutual

Sheila D. Cochran, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Eric L. Conley, Froedtert Hospital

Sheldon Cuffie, American Family Insurance

Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Network Health

Pamela S. Fendt, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Kevin Fletcher, WEC Energy Group

John W. Florsheim, Weyco Group Inc.

Michael J. Flynn, Greenwoods Equipment Finance LLC

Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Advocate Aurora Health

David Gay, Ernst & Young, LLP

Cindy Gnadinger, Ed.D, Carroll University

Cecelia I. Gore, Brewers Community Foundation

Kelly H. Grebe, Community Leader   

Nancy Hernandez, ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications and Hispanic Collaborative

Mark F. Irgens, Irgens

Jasmine M. Johnson, MSM, iHeartMedia Markets Group

Suzanne Kelley, Waukesha County Business Alliance

John Kissinger, GRAEF

Donald W. Layden, Community Leader         

Matthew S. Levatich, Community Leader     

Amy L. Lindner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Jay M. Magulski, Landmark Credit Union

Gregory S. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation

Blake D. Moret, Rockwell Automation

Wayne T. Morgan, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Cory L. Nettles, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

George R. Oliver, Johnson Controls

Jeffrey D. Peelen, Quarles & Brady LLP

Christopher C. Piotrowski, Mosaic Global Experiences

Leslie A. Plamann, Ernst & Young, LLP

Dr. Keith P. Posley, Milwaukee Public Schools

Dr. Joan M. Prince, The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup

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

Michael Rowe, American Transmission Company

Steven S. SaLoutos, U.S. Bank

Bernie Sherry, Ascension

Thelma A. Sias, The Sias Group LLC

Scott C. Sievert, Accenture Health and Public Service

Judson M. Snyder, BMO Harris Equipment Finance

Scott Turner, Children's Wisconsin

Dale E. Van Dam, M3 Insurance

Thomas J. Westrick, GE Healthcare

Stacy P. Williams, Baird - The Hodge Williams Group

Jessica M. Zeratsky, Husch Blackwell LLP