2018 Campaign Leadership

2018 Campaign Leadership

Campaign Co-chairs

Cristy Garcia-Thomas
Advocate Aurora Health

Cristy Garcia-Thomas joined Aurora in 2011. As chief external affairs officer, she is responsible for leading Advocate Aurora’s overall experience for patients, employees and community partners. She oversees Advocate Aurora’s service quality patient experience, diversity and inclusion, government and community relations, foundation, interpreter services, community health and well community programs, which include Aurora Family Service, Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services, Walker’s Point Clinic and Bread of Healing Clinic. 

Prior to joining Aurora, Cristy served as the president of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).  Before joining UPAF, she was publisher and vice president of the Specialty Media Division of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and worked for The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

David W. Gay

David Gay is the managing partner of EY’s Milwaukee office. In collaboration with the local leadership team he sets the direction and tone for the office, including coaching and development of EY staff, growing EY’s practice, and engaging in leadership roles within the community. In addition to his role as managing partner, David is a career-long client-serving professional, and continues to serve clients as a lead audit partner.

David is a board member for United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, College Possible, Medical College of Wisconsin and the Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce, as well as a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. He is also the audit committee chair of the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Advanced Studies in Business.

Donald W. Layden, Jr.
Baird Capital, Quarles & Brady LLP

Don Layden is a financial technology executive with global experience in leading software services businesses. 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 far in excess of $20 billion.

Don is chair of the board of Alverno College and is the president of the board of trustees of the Milwaukee Art Museum. He is also the chair of the finance and investment committee of the Consuelo Foundation. 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.

Michael Rowe
American Transmission Company

Mike Rowe is chairman, president, and chief executive officer at American Transmission Company. Mike joined ATC in 2006 as vice president of construction, and subsequently assumed responsibility for asset management, system operations, and transmission planning. In 2012, Rowe was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer and, in 2015, took over leadership of the company and was elected to the ATC board. Prior to joining ATC, Mike served as director of engineering and asset management for Kansas City Power & Light and spent 22 years with Commonwealth Edison in Chicago.

Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He is also a member of the ProHealth Care Foundation board of directors.

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 Campaign Cabinet

Accounting & Financial Managers
Kelsey Brenn – St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
Todd Jones – Northwestern Mutual
Dan Kempken – A. O. Smith Corporation
Jack McGinnis – ManpowerGroup
John Olin – Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Michael N. Pierce – Community Volunteer
Mark S. Sobczak – Sikich LLP

Jennifer Bradley – American Transmission Company LLC
Nafessa Burdine – ManpowerGroup
Jeannie Fischer – Advocate Aurora Health
Cara J. Fuller – We Energies
Robert D. Isacson – Quarles & Brady LLP
Leslie Plamann – EY
Thomas M. Rosenthal – Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Annemarie E. Scobey-Polacheck – Johnson Controls

Campus Engagement
Jane Beyer – MATC
Jacob Eisch – Carroll University
Suzanne M. Goodrich – MATC
Erica Lofton – Girls in Action, Inc.
Laurie A. Marks – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Catherine E. Rossi – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Andrea Schneider – Marquette University Law School
Kelly M. Walker – Marquette University
Melissa Yow – Waukesha School District

Joanne Bischmann – Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Andrew D. Narrai – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Corporate Engagement
Subash Anbu – Community Volunteer
Alan Antoniewicz – Spancrete
Maggie Beckley – Advocate Aurora Health
Vincent J. Beres – Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren S.C.
Jon C. Donahue – U.S. Bank
Michael Erwin – Erwin Advisory Group EAG LLC
John W. Florsheim – Weyco Group, Inc.
Raquel Filmanowicz – BMO Harris Bank
Andrea Foster – Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Ivan Gamboa – Tri City National Bank
Felice Green – Community Volunteer
Dan Holzhauer – Associated Bank
Robert A. Jansen – Bridgewood Advisors
Jeffrey Janza – CIBC Bank USA
Suzanne Kelley – Waukesha County Business Alliance
John Kissinger – GRAEF
Vincent P. Lyles – Community Volunteer
Christopher Marschka – PNC
Mary L. McCormick – Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Tina Moy – Moy Communications
Andreas S. Pack – Husco International, Inc.
Dan Peterson – Valuation Research Corporation
James Popp – Johnson Financial Group
Shawn Puechner – EY
John Robertstad – ProHealth Care, Inc.
Steven S. SaLoutos – U.S. Bank
Jay J. Sciachitano – The Equitable Bank SSB
Stan Sugden – Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
Jian-Guo Sun - Milwaukee Chinese Community Center
David R. Strelitz – Associated Bank
Julie Tolan – Lauber Business Partners
Maclovio Vega – Northwestern Mutual
Michael J. Ward – U. S. Bank
Dave Werner – Park Bank
Thomas J. Westrick – GE Healthcare
Kilby Williamson – Woodgreen Advisors

Grady L. Crosby – Johnson Controls
Tami Scully Garrison – MillerCoors
Jasmine Johnson – ManpowerGroup

Ryan Corcoran – Carroll University
Mark Hansen – Elmbrook School District
Dr. Phyllis King – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Andrea Lee – Alverno College
Dr. Vicki J. Martin – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dr. Mark Mone – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Dr. Joan M. Prince – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. John Y. Walz – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Emerging Leaders
Ann Granitz – BMO Harris Bank
Eileen Hankes – Milwaukee County, D.A.S. Facilities
Margaret R. Kurlinski (Meg) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

JoAnne Anton – Herbert H. Kohl Charities
Patricia Contreras – Rockwell Automation

Dr. Jeffrey Bahr, MD – Advocate Aurora Health
Catherine J. Buck – Froedtert Hospital
Dr. Bruce H. Campbell, MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Michael Gutzeit – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Sarah Herzog – Ascension Wisconsin
Catherine Jacobson – Froedtert Health
Lisa Molsbee – ProHealth Care
Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
Peggy Troy – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

IT United
John Dunn – GE Healthcare
Jane Durment – The Marcus Corporation
Kerrie Hoffman – FocalPoint

Jane Bradley Pettit Society
Jon D. Hammes – Hammes Company
Jeffrey A. Joerres – Incito Capital LLC
Ted D. Kellner – Fiduciary Management, Inc.
David J. Lubar – Lubar & Co.
Linda T. Mellowes – Community Volunteer
John W. Miller – Arenberg Holdings LLC
Gregory C. Oberland – Northwestern Mutual
Jonas Prising – ManpowerGroup
Paul E. Purcell – Baird
Steve A. Roell – Johnson Controls, Retiree
Mary Ellen Stanek – Baird
Timothy W. Sullivan – REV Group, Inc.

Daniel J. Bukiewicz – Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Sheila D. Cochran – Milwaukee County Labor Council AFL-CIO, Retiree
Thomas Coyne – Waukesha County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Pam Fendt – Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Leadership Society
Craig A. Cookle – Wipfli LLP
Noah Fenceroy – ManpowerGroup
Michael H. Lappin – Advocate Aurora Health
Christopher Layden – ManpowerGroup
Samantha Maldonado – Community Volunteer
Pat McQuillan – Central Standard Craft Distillery
David P. Muth – Quarles & Brady LLP
José A. Olivieri – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Heather Ramirez
Nicole J. Renouard – Centro Legal
Susie G. Stein – Strategies for Philanthropy LLC

Michael M. Grebe - Advocate Aurora Health
Rebecca W. House – Rockwell Automation
Rebecca Kennedy – A. O. Smith Corporation
Ann Maher – Husch Blackwell LLP
Thomas P. Schneider – COA Youth & Family Centers
Erica Storm – Zywave

Matthew S. Bane – Baird
Joe Gibson – The Northern Trust Company

Loaned Executives
Antony B. D'Cruz – D'Cruz Consulting, LLC
Reid Engstrom – Community Volunteer
Shemieka Phillips – We Energies
Elaine Sweet – Community Volunteer

Onur Asan – Niagara Foundation Wisconsin Branch
Christy L. Brown – Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Inc.
Ricardo Diaz – United Community Center, Inc.
Shea Halula – Milwaukee Public Schools
Andrew R. Hardin – Boy Scouts of America - Three Harbors Council
Angela Mancuso – The Women’s Center
Gary Ross – Community Volunteer
Mark F. Shapiro – Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Teri Terrill – Family Service of Waukesha County
Anselmo Villarreal – La Casa de Esperanza

Planned Giving
Robert Ferriday, III – United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Retiree
David A. Klenke – Baird
John M. Thompson – Northwestern Mutual

Public Sector
Paul Farrow – County Executive Waukesha County
Thomas M. Barrett – Mayor’s Office Milwaukee City
Shawn N. Reilly – City of Waukesha

Retire United
Bev Jurkowski – We Energies, Retiree
Thomas Littelmann – Great West Financial, Retiree

Sports Marketing
Arvind Gopalratnam – Milwaukee Bucks
Cecelia I. Gore – Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
Jon R. 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

Linda E. Benfield – Foley & Lardner LLP
Bernard J. Bobber – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Thomas J. Cardella – MillerCoors Retiree
Susan E. Ela – Community Volunteer
Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr. – Weyco Group, Inc.
Linda Gorens-Levey – General Capital Group
Jackie Herd-Barber – Community Volunteer
Matthew S. Levatich – Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Gregory Marcus – Marcus Corporation
Warren D. Pierson – Baird
Thelma A. Sias – WEG/Wisconsin Energy Group, Retiree
Lynn Sprangers – Community Volunteer
Dale E. Van Dam – M3 Insurance
Scott A. Wrobbel – Deloitte

Volunteer Engagement
Jay M. Magulski – Landmark Credit Union

Women United
Stephanie Chedid – Luther Manor
Aimee Wiedmeyer – Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Stacy P. Williams – Baird

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