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2022-24 Board Chair

Donald Layden Jr headshotDonald W. Layden, Jr.
Retired, NCR Corporation

Don Layden was executive vice president, payments & network group of NCR Corporation. He held leadership positions with the two largest bank transaction processors, spent several years as an executive officer of a top 25 bank holding company and has led, advised, and owned disruptive technology providers selling to financial institutions. Throughout his career he has successfully acquired and sold businesses with an aggregate value of more than $20 billion. 
Don is a long-standing board member with United Way. Don also serves on the boards of Alverno College, a federally designated Hispanic serving educational institution, and Consuelo Foundation, dedicated to eliminating and preventing child abuse and neglect in the Philippines and Hawaii. Don has been recognized for his leadership with several awards, including Alumnus of the Year from Marquette University in 2013 and Distinguished Eagle Scout in 2015. 

Don holds a Juris Doctor with honors from Marquette University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Marquette University.

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2023-24 Executive Committee

Board Chair: Donald W. Layden, Jr.
Immediate Past Chair: Linda E. Benfield
Vice Chair: George R. Oliver
Secretary: Kelly H. Grebe
Treasurer: David Gay
United Way President & CEO: Amy L. Lindner
United Way Chief Operating Officer: Filippo Carini
Campaign Co-chairs: Sheldon Cuffie, Michelle S. Nettles, Stephanie Riesch-Knapp
Finance & Operations Committee Chair: David Gay
Audit Committee Chair: Wayne T. Morgan
Community Impact Committee Chair: Judson M. Snyder
Marketing & Communications Committee Chair: Nancy Hernandez
Volunteer Engagement Committee Chair: Pamela S. Fendt
Public Policy Co-chairs: Coreen Dicus-Johnson, John Kissinger
Governance Committee Chair: Matthew S. Levatich
Labor Council Representative: Pamela S. Fendt
Member-at-Large: Mark F. Irgens
Member-at-Large: Blake D. Moret

2023-24 Board of Directors

Linda E. Benfield, Foley & Lardner LLP

Steven G. Booth, Baird

David Bowles, CMRignite

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

Bladen J. Burns, Fiduciary Management, Inc.

Filippo Carini, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Cheryl R. Carron, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Michael G. Carter, Northwestern Mutual

Eric L. Conley, Froedtert Health / Froedtert Hospital

Sheldon Cuffie, American Family Insurance
Julia Currie, Direct Supply 

Antony D'Cruz, HSA Bank

Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Network Health
P.J. DiStefano, Deloitte LLP

Michael R. Evans, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

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

John W. Florsheim, Weyco Group, Inc.

Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Advocate Health

David Gay, EY

Cindy Gnadinger, Ed.D, Carroll University

Linda Gorens-Levey, General Capital Group

Kelly H. Grebe, Community Leader

Nancy Hernandez, ABRAZO Marketing / Hispanic Collaborative

Mark F. Irgens, Irgens

Jasmine M. Johnson, MSM, Versiti Inc.
Margaret C. Kelsey, WEC Energy Group

John Kissinger, GRAEF
Heather Ladage, Milwaukee Business Journal

Donald W. Layden Jr., Retired, NCR Corporation     

Matthew S. Levatich, Community Leader     

Amy Lindner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Patrick Lubar, Ixonia Bank

Earnell R. Lucas, Fiserv

Jay M. Magulski, Landmark Credit Union

Blake D. Moret, Rockwell Automation

Wayne T. Morgan, Retired, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Michelle S. Nettles, ManpowerGroup 

George R. Oliver, Johnson Controls

Dr. Keith P. Posley, Milwaukee Public Schools

Dr. Joan M. Prince, Executive Strategies Elite

Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup

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

Stephanie Riesch-Knapp,  R&R Insurance Services, Inc.
Christopher Rowland, Circa Mitratech
Rachel Schneider, Molson Coors Beverage Company 

Ashley A. Smith, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. 

Judson M. Snyder, BMO Wealth Management

Judith D. Taylor, DUECO Safecurity LLC

Scott Turner, Children's Wisconsin

Mark Wallace, Clarios

Thomas J. Westrick, GE HealthCare

DeVona Wright Cottrell, GMR Marketing

Katrene Zelenovskiy, Quarles