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Every year, United Way’s Campaign is led by four Campaign Co-chairs and over 150 volunteers that make up the Campaign Cabinet. This group is comprised of leaders from all sectors of our local community working together to encourage individuals and organizations in their networks to give, advocate, and volunteer in support of United Way’s work.

Campaign Co-chairs


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Sheldon Cuffie
American Family Insurance Group

Sheldon is the Vice President & Chief Information Officer of the American Family Insurance Group, and is responsible for infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity, digital workplace, technology risk management, and technology business continuity functions. This experience allows him to hold true to American Family’s dedication to protecting and restoring dreams.

Sheldon is a Veteran of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and is a dedicated supporter of STEM programs in Southeastern Wisconsin. He serves as a board member of UW-Health and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Sheldon received his bachelor’s degree in Management and his master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Quinnipiac University. 

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Michelle S. Nettles

Michelle is Manpower’s Chief People and Culture Officer and is a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Responsible for global HR, learning, culture and diversity, Michelle is critical in helping the business deliver its vision while unlocking people’s potential. 

Michelle is heavily involved in the Milwaukee community especially around education and is an active member of the World Economic Forum CHRO community. She serves on the boards of St. Paul’s Cathedral Trust in America, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington D.C., and is the Board Chair for Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Stephanie Riesch-Knapp
R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Stephanie is the Owner and Employee Benefits Consultant at R&R Insurance Services and is part of the third generation of the Riesch family to hold a leadership position in the company. Her significant experience in the property & casualty arena supports the agency’s core objective to deliver total risk solutions for employee benefits and workers compensation.

Stephanie has a passion for community involvement and is actively involved in organizations including TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Waukesha County Community Foundation, and The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, among others. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Marquette University and holds an Associate in Underwriting. 



Cabinet Members

Matt Drvaric - Riverwater Partners, LLC
Nicholas Gangestad - Rockwell Automation
Todd Hoytink - Husco
Mark Soczak - Sikich

Judith Amorsen - Eras Senior Network
Natalie Gamez - STRATTEC Security Corporation
David Guetzkow - Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Robert Kennedy - We Energies
Stephanie Neuenfeldt - EMC Insurance
Anitra Riley - ManpowerGroup
Thomas Rosenthal - Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck - Johnson Controls
Chris Wilson - R&R Insurance Services, Inc. 

Corporate Engagement
Fred Anderson - Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Company
Souheil Badran - U.S. Bank
Fiesha Lynn Bell - Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Lisa Cieslak - GMR Marketing
John Daniels, III - A.L.I.V.E./Fellowship Open
Giacomo Falluca - Palermo Villa Inc
John Florsheim - Weyco Group, Inc.
Nancy Hernandez - ABRAZO Marketing/The Hispanic Collective
Robert Jansen, Jr. - Bridgewood Advisors
Jeffrey Janza - CIBC Bank USA
Suzanne Kelley - Waukesha County Business Alliance
Mark Kessenich - Associated General Contractors of Milwaukee
John Kissinger - GRAEF
Jody Lowe - The Lowe Group
Natalie Maciolek - Molson Coors Beverage Company
Jay Mack - Town Bank
Jay Magulski - Landmark Credit Union
Antoine McDuffie - Baird
Dana Novack - Community Leader
Dan Peterson - Valuation Research Corporation
Clifton Phelps - JCP Construction
Judie Taylor - DUECO Safecurity LLC
Brent Tischler - Old National Bank
Melinda Toy - Pyramax Bank
Peggy Williams-Smith - VISIT Milwaukee

Diversity Leadership
Ron Adams - Northwestern Mutual
Samantha Maldonado - Chaska Consulting
DeVona Wright Cottrell - GMR Marketing

Dr. Katrice Cotton - Milwaukee Public Schools
Keri Duce - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Renee Herzing - Herzing University
Dr. Deborah Kerr-Eckart - St. Francis School District
Dr. Phyllis King - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Vicki Martin - Milwaukee Area Technical College

Emerging Leaders
Ashley Smith - Godfrey & Kahn
Josh Smith - A.O. Smith Corporation
Zach St. Martin - We Energies

Shannon Angell - St. Camillus
Eric Conley - Froedtert Health
Coreen Discus-Johnson - Network Health
Amber Donovan - St. Camillus
Cristy Garcia-Thomas - Advocate Aurora Health
Reggie Newson - Ascension
Mark Rakowski - Children's 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, Retired
Ted Kellner - Kelben Foundation/T&M Partners
Donald Layden, Jr. - NCR Corporation
David Lubar - Lubar & Co.
Linda Mellowes - Community Leader
John W. Miller - Arenberg Holdings LLC
Cory Nettles - Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
Gregory C. Oberland - Northwestern Mutual, Retired
Jonas Prising - ManpowerGroup
Mary Ellen Stanek - Baird
Timothy Sullivan - Community Leader

Thomas Coyne - Waukesha County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Pam Fendt - Milwaukee County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Leadership Society
Danielle Bly - We Energies
Lauren Feaster - Professional Dimensions
Alex Kramer - BMO
Kim Preston - First Business Bank
Joe Rock - KPMG LLP

Rebecca Greene - Reinhart Boemer Van Deuren S.C.
Margaret Kelsey - We Energies
Jennie Kent - Kohl's Corporation
Joshua Welsh - The Marcus Corporation

Diana Enciso Lopez - EY
Emily Kneiser - Deloitte LLP
Kaila Mitchell - Froedtert Health

Corry Joe Biddle - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
Joel Brennan - Greater Milwaukee Committee
Shari Campbell - La Casa de Esperanza
Héctor Colón - Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Felice Green - Community Leader
John Hyatt - IMPACT
Clarence Johnson - Wisconsin Community Services
Angela Mancuso - The Women’s Center
Renee Ramirez - Community Smiles Dental
Stephanie Reisner - GPS Education Partners
Kenneth Roberston - Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Pride United
Tim Baack - Pathfinders
April Calvert - FIS

Public Sector
Commissioner Lafeyette Crump - City of Milwaukee
County Executive Paul Farrow - Waukesha County
Mayor Shawn Reilly - City of Waukesha

Retire United
Tony Liddy - State of Wisconsin, Retired
Dave Michalski - Dale Carnegie Training
Linda Vieth - Rockwell Automation, Retired

Sports Marketing
Brennan Feldhausen – Green Bay Packers
Angela Gilman - Milwaukee Bucks
Cecelia Gore - Brewers Community Foundation
Jon Greenberg - Milwaukee Admirals
Tom Hayes - United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Retired
Duane Wilson - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

Technology United
Kelly Frank - Microsoft Corporation
Steve Hannan - Landmark Credit Union
Craig Miller - Korn Ferry Professional Network

Tocqueville Society
P.J. DiStefano - Deloitte LLP
Jane Durment - The Marcus Corporation, Retired
Reid Engstrom - Community Leader
Thomas Florsheim, Jr. - Weyco Group, Inc.
Becky Frankiewicz - ManpowerGroup
Tony Fuerst - PwC
David Gay - EY
Bryan House - Foley & Lardner
Dustin Hutter - Baird
William Krugler - JobsWork MKE
Ray Manista - Northwestern Mutual
Albert Orr - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Warren Pierson - Baird
Dr. Thelma Sias - Wisconsin Energy Group, Retired
Lynn Sprangers - 54 Hands Productions
Dale Van Dam - M3 Insurance
Stacy Williams - Baird

Women United
Julia Currie - Direct Supply
Leslie Wininger - Aurora Health Care