2019 Campaign Leadership

2019 Campaign Leadership

Campaign Co-chairs

Mike Flynn
First Business Bank

Mike Flynn, president – Milwaukee Region at First Business Bank, has over 30 years of experience both in banking and private industries. He has spent his career leading various businesses as a business owner and executive, and also helping to finance and grow businesses as a banker. Mike is deeply involved in his community, serving on a number of local nonprofit boards including United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, GPS Education Partners, on the Foundation Board for La Casa de Esperanza, and on the Advisory Board of Marquette University Commercial Banking program.

Mike received his MBA in entrepreneurship and his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from DePaul University. As a father of six, he also coaches girls and boys volleyball.

Cecelia Gore
Brewers Community Foundation

Cecelia Gore is a senior level executive with extensive experience leading community/external affairs, foundation and sports philanthropy, and nonprofit management. Currently, Cecelia leads Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (MLB). Successes include leading the rebranding efforts that positioned the organization to be thoughtful, dependable, philanthropic leaders in Greater Milwaukee and Major League Baseball. Efforts to carry out the mission of the organization have generated in excess of $30M in support of nonprofit organizations, strategically extending financial support that provides quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation, and basic needs.

Cecelia is active on a number of nonprofit boards and effectively engages in a variety of capital/community campaigns that have generated millions of dollars of support in the community. Cecelia graduated from Alverno College with both Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees.

Blake Moret
Rockwell Automation

Blake Moret is Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company singularly focused on industrial automation and information. As CEO, Blake is dedicated to delivering the company’s strategy to bring the Connected Enterprise to life. Under his leadership, Rockwell Automation integrates control and information to help make industrial companies and their people more productive and the world more sustainable.

Blake is Chairman of the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation. Locally, Blake is on the board of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Blake graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He and his wife Cheryl have four children.

George Oliver
Johnson Controls

George R. Oliver is chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as president and chief operating officer with responsibility for the company’s operating businesses and

leading the integration of Johnson Controls and Tyco following their September 2016 merger. George previously served as chief executive officer of Tyco and as a member of its Board of Directors, and had a more than 20-year career with General Electric (GE).

George serves on the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense and other government markets throughout the world. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. George earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

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 Campaign Cabinet

Kelsey Brenn – St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
Dan Kempken – A.O. Smith Corporation
Mark Sobczak – Sikich LLP

David Brittingham – Rockwell Automation
Nafessa Burdine – ManpowerGroup
Cara Fuller – We Energies
Thomas Rosenthal – Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck – Johnson Controls

Campus Engagement
Jane Beyer – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Suzanne Goodrich – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Katie Lesperance – Carroll University
Laurie Marks – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Catherine Rossi – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Kelly Walker – Marquette University
Melissa Yow – Waukesha School District

Corporate Engagement
Nahid Afsari – The Sigma Group
Alan Antoniewicz – Spancrete
Nancy Berce – Johnson Controls
Vincent Beres – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Patricia Contreras – Rockwell Automation
Antony B. D'Cruz – D'Cruz Consulting, LLC
Jon Donahue – U.S. Bank
Reid Engstrom – Community Leader
Michael Erwin – Erwin Advisory Group EAG LLC
Raquel Filmanowicz – BMO Harris Bank
John Florsheim – Weyco Group, Inc.
Andrea Foster – Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Felice Green – Community Leader
John Haynes – Johnson Controls
Jeff Hoffman – The Boerke Company, Inc.
Robert Jansen – Bridgewood Advisors
Jeffrey Janza – CIBC Bank USA
Suzanne Kelley – Waukesha County Business Alliance
John Kissinger – GRAEF
Mary McCormick – Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Andreas Pack – Husco International, Inc.
Dan Peterson – Valuation Research Corporation
Emily Phillips – Baird
Jason Rae – Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
John Richter – Hydrite Chemical Co.
Steven SaLoutos – U.S. Bank
Peggy Stoop – First Business Bank
Michael Ward – U. S. Bank
Dave Werner – Park Bank
Kevin Zaba – Rexnord Corporation

Diversity Leadership
Grady Crosby – Johnson Controls
Jasmine Johnson – ManpowerGroup

Laura Bray – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dr. Xavier Cole – Marquette University
Ryan Corcoran – Carroll University
Dr. Deborah Kerr – Brown Deer School District
Dr. Phyllis King – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Dr. Joan Prince – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. John Y. Walz – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Emerging Leaders
Ann Granitz – BMO Harris Bank
Margaret (Meg) Kurlinski – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Erika Smith – Froedtert Health

Financial Managers
Patrick Goris – Rockwell Automation
Jack McGinnis – ManpowerGroup

Catherine Buck – Froedtert Health
Cristy Garcia-Thomas – Advocate Aurora Health
Juliet Kersten – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Lisa Molsbee – ProHealth Care
Dr. John Raymond, Sr., MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
Wendy Stulac Motzel – Froedtert Health
Peggy Troy – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Jane Bradley Pettit Society
Jon Hammes – Hammes Company
Jeffrey Joerres – Incito Capital LLC
Ted Kellner – Fiduciary Management, Inc.
Donald Layden, Jr. – Baird Capital & Quarles & Brady LLP
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 Retiree
Jonas Prising – ManpowerGroup
Mary Ellen Stanek – Baird
Timothy Sullivan – REV Group, Inc.

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
Pam Fendt – Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Leadership Society
Craig Cookle – Wipfli LLP
Noah Fenceroy – Manpower Group
Dr. Cindy Gnadinger – Carroll University
Meena Held – Rockwell Automation
Jayne Hladio – U.S. Bank
Ellen Homb – 2-Story Creative
Paul Jansen – First Business Bank
Samantha Maldonado – Community Leader
Juliet Pagliaro Herman – Johnson Controls
Kim Preston – First Business Bank
Dennis Sampson – Ixonia Bank
Katina Shaw – The Milwaukee Brewers

Shannon Allen – DeWitt LLP Law Firm
Anza D'Antonio – Johnson Controls
David Frank – Fiserv
Rebecca Greene – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Rebecca House – Rockwell Automation
Thomas Schneider – COA Youth & Family Centers
Erica Storm – Zywave Inc.

Matthew Bane – Baird
Joe Gibson – The Northern Trust Company

Christy Brown – Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Inc.
Ricardo Diaz – United Community Center, Inc.
Laura Gutierrez – United Community Center, Inc.
Andrew Hardin – Boy Scouts of America – Three Harbors Council
Clarence Johnson – Wisconsin Community Services, Inc.
Angela Mancuso – The Women's Center
Dan Mueller – AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc.
Mark Shapiro – Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Teri Terrill – Family Service of Waukesha County
Anselmo Villarreal – La Casa de Esperanza

Planned Giving
David Klenke – Baird
John Thompson – Northwestern Mutual

Public Sector
Thomas Barrett – Mayor's Office Milwaukee City
Shawn Reilly – City of Waukesha

Retire United
Pam Foti – Vesta Senior Network
Bev Jurkowski – We Energies Retiree
Thomas Littelmann – Empower Retirement Retiree
Jenny Wagner – Vesta Senior Network

Sports Marketing
Tim Brever – Brewers Community Foundation
Arvind Gopalratnam – Milwaukee Bucks
Jon 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

Technology United
Nicole Conrad – Adient
John Dunn – GE Healthcare
Scott Sievert – Accenture

Tocqueville Society
Linda Benfield – Foley & Lardner LLP
Bernard Bobber – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Thomas Cardella – MillerCoors Retiree
Jane Durment – The Marcus Corporation
Thomas Florsheim, Jr. – Weyco Group, Inc.
David Gay – EY
Jackie Herd-Barber – Community Leader
Gregory Marcus – Marcus Corporation
Warren Pierson – Baird
Joe Rock – KPMG LLP
Thelma Sias – Retired Executive, WEG/Wisconsin Energy Group
Lynn Sprangers – 54 Hands Productions
Dale Van Dam – M3 Insurance
Greg Wesley – Medical College of Wisconsin
Scott Wrobbel – Deloitte

Volunteer Engagement
Jay Magulski – Landmark Credit Union

Women United
Robyn Ludtke – Waukesha County Business Alliance
Aimee Wiedmeyer – Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Stacy Williams – Baird

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