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Campaign Co-chairs

Mike Carters headshotMike Carter
Northwestern Mutual

Michael G. Carter is executive vice president – chief financial officer (CFO) and chief risk officer (CRO) of Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for the company’s financial management functions and enterprise risk management oversight. His professional affiliations include the Wisconsin State Bar, American Bar Association, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Born and raised in Delavan, WI, Michael is committed to the greater Milwaukee community. His current and past board service includes United Way, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Dominican High School, Milwaukee Public Museum, First Stage Children’s Theater, and Sojourner Family Peace Center. Michael was a longtime cabinet member of both United Way and the United Performing Arts Fund. He is also a former board member of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, HEAR Wisconsin, Inc., St. Eugene’s School, Fox Point Foundation, and Marquette University High School. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC.


Linda Gorens-Levey headshotLinda Gorens-Levey
General Capital Group

Linda Gorens-Levey is a partner at General Capital Group, a real estate development company headquartered in Milwaukee. Linda’s expertise encompasses financial analysis and deal structuring, but her specialty is leadership—solving problems and building consensus among dissimilar people and competing interests to bring projects across the finish line. Linda is currently a Trustee at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she chairs the Finance Committee and a Director at Ixonia Bank.

Linda has served on more than a dozen boards, including nearly a decade of service with United Way. Linda was inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame and selected to the Business Journals’ national list of 100 influential commercial real estate executives. She has received honors for mentorship and women’s leadership from several organizations in the Milwaukee area. A certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst, Linda holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 


Nancy Hernandez headshotNancy Hernandez
ABRAZO Marketing/Hispanic Collaborative

Nancy Hernandez is the founder of the Hispanic Collaborative, a civic initiative housed out of the Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) aimed at improving outcomes for Hispanics and moving Milwaukee into a Top 10 city on the Hispanic Wellbeing Index. She has built a coalition of over 500 individuals and organizations making strides in Latino entrepreneurship, voter turnout, and median household income through career upskilling. Prior to this, Nancy founded ABRAZO Marketing and grew it to the leading integrated marketing firm dedicated to connecting companies, institutions, and organizations with diverse audiences. 

Passionately engaged in the Milwaukee community, Nancy has served on the boards of United Way, Marquette University, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, MMAC, and others. She holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from Lakeland College. 


Judie Taylor headshotJudie Taylor
Enterforce Inc./DUECO Safecurity LLC

Judie Taylor is president and CEO of Enterforce Inc. and DUECO Safecurity LLC. With over two decades of driving business and sales growth with her family’s company, Judie's passion now extends to helping other businesses operate in the most efficient, safe, and secure manner. 

Judie is deeply rooted in the Waukesha County community and greater Milwaukee region. She has actively served on fourteen for-profit and nonprofit boards and organizations, contributing to their overall direction and success. Her board service experience includes ProHealth Care, St. Camillus Health System, Waukesha County Community Foundation, Mount Mary University, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, La Casa de Esperanza, Journey 21, United Way, and Utility Equipment Holding Corp. (UEHC). Judie is a Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence and a Waukesha County Women & Girls Fund Family of Distinction recipient. Judie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Creighton University. 

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Cabinet Members

Accounting
Tony Fuerst – PwC
Dan Kempken – A. O. Smith Corporation
Mark Sobczak – Sikich LLP

Ambassador
Judith Amorsen – Eras Senior Network
Natalie Gamez – STRATTEC Security Corporation
Robert Kennedy – We Energies
Stephanie Neuenfeldt – - EMC Insurance
Thomas Rosenthal – Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck – Johnson Controls

Corporate Engagement
Souheil Badran – Northwestern Mutual
Mary Brooks – Wisconsin Center District
Lisa Cieslak – GMR Marketing
John Daniels, III – A.L.I.V.E./Fellowship Open
Raquel Filmanowicz – BMO Harris
John Florsheim – Weyco Group, Inc.
Robert Jansen – Bridgewood Advisors
Jeffrey Janza – CIBC Bank USA
Tracy Johnson – CARW
Suzanne Kelley – Waukesha County Business Alliance
Alicia Kiser – M3 Insurance
John Kissinger – GRAEF
Nina Johnson – U.S. Bank
Jody Lowe – The Lowe Group
Jay Mack – Town Bank
Jay Magulski – Landmark Credit Union
Jesus Nanez-Perez – Farmhouse Paint and Sip
Dan Peterson – Valuation Research Corporation
Dana Serrano – Circa Infosoft Group
Michael Ward – U.S. Bank
Jon Wehrli – Eaton - Power Systems Division
Margaret Williams Smith – VISIT Milwaukee

Diversity Leadership
Ron Adams – Northwestern Mutual
Samantha Maldonado – Kohl's Corporation
DeVona Wright Cottrell – GMR Marketing

Education
Richard Barnhouse – Waukesha County Technical College
Laura Bray – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dr. Katrice Cotton – Milwaukee Public Schools
Keri Duce – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Deborah Kerr-Eckart - St. Francis School District
Dr. Phyllis King – University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Christopher Lange – Cardinal Stritch University
Vicki Martin – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dan Scholz – Cardinal Stritch University
Melissa Yow – Waukesha School District

Emerging Leaders
Maricha Harris – Dominican Center
Ashley Smith – Godfrey & Kahn
Zach St. Martin – We Energies

Healthcare
Shannon Angell – St. Camillus
Eric Conley – Froedtert Health
Coreen Discus-Johnson – Network Health
Cristy Garcia-Thomas – Advocate Aurora Health
Reggie Newson – Ascension
Mark Rakowski – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
John Raymond, Sr., MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
Don Reichert – ProHealth Care
Malika Siker –Medical College of Wisconsin

Jane Bradley Pettit Society
Julianna Ebert – Quarles & Brady, Retiree
Ted Kellner – Kelben Foundaiton/T&M Partners
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.

Labor
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
Craig Cookle – Wipfli LLP
Lori Craig – PNC
Jason Eggert – Wells Fargo & Company
Stacey Force – ManpowerGroup
Molly Hogan – BMO
Patrick Lubar – Ixonia Bank
Marie O'Brien – Enterforce
Kim Preston – First Business Bank
Joe Rock – KPMG LLP

Legal
Rebecca Greene – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Margaret Kelsey – We Energies
Olivier Reiher – Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Josh Welsh – The Marcus Corporation

LINC
Diana Enciso Lopez – EY
Emily Kneiser – Deloittle LLP
Kaila Mitchell – Froedtert Health

Nonprofit
Joel Brennan – Greater Milwaukee Committee
Shari Campbell – La Casa de Esperanza
Hector Colon – Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Joyce Felker – The Parenting Network
Felice Green – Community Leader
Laura Gutierrez – United Community Center, Inc.
Andrew Hardin – Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America
John Hyatt – IMPACT
Angela Mancuso – The Women’s Center
Mary Anne Martiny – Harley-Davidson Retirees
Renee Ramirez – Community Smiles Dental
Mark Thomas – American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin

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

Retire United
Reid Engstrom – Retiree
Bev Jurkowski – We Energies Retiree
Thomas Littelmann – Empower Retirement Retiree

Sports Marketing
Brennan Feldhausen – Green Bay Packers
Cecelia Gore – Brewers Community Foundation
Jon Greenberg – Milwaukee Admirals
Tom Hayes – United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Retiree
Duane Wilson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Technology United
Steve Hannon – Landmark Credit Union
Tina Rock – Advanced Hires
Samuel Zielke – Froedtert Health

Tocqueville Society
Bernard Bobber – Ogletree Deakins
P.J. Distefano – Deloitte LLP
Jane Durment – The Marcus Corporation
Thomas Florsheim, Jr. – Weyco Group, Inc.
David Gay – EY
Kelly Grebe – Community Leader
Jackie Herd-Barber – Community Leader
Dustin Hutter – Baird
Thomas Irgens – Irgens
William Krugler – JobsMKE
Jeff Lueken – Northwestern Mutual
Ray Manista – Northwestern Mutual
Gregory Marcus – The Marcus Corporation
Albert Orr – Reinhard Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Warren Pierson – Baird
Thelma Sias – Wisconsin Energy Group LLC
Lynn Sprangers – 54 Hands Productions
Dale Van Dam – M3 Insurance
Greg Wesley – Medical College of Wisconsin
Stacy Williams – Baird

Women United
Nafessa Burdine – ManpowerGroup 

Patty Cadorin – BMO Retiree 
Julia Currie – Direct Supply