Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2018-19 Chairman of the Board

Cory L. Nettles
Founder & Managing Director
Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

Cory L. Nettles is founder and managing director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a private equity fund focused on buyouts and providing growth capital to small businesses and lower-middle market companies in the upper Midwest. Nettles is formerly Of Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP in the Corporate Services and Government Relations groups.  Nettles also served as secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

Nettles currently serves as a board member for several corporate and nonprofit organizations, including Weyco Group, Inc., Robert W. Baird's Baird Funds, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Partners Advancing Values in Education (“PAVE”), Teach For America, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nettles also served as a senior advisor to Baird Private Equity and he served on the boards of Lawrence University and The Private Bank-Wisconsin.

Nettles graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI (1992), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (1996).  Nettles is married to Michelle S. Nettles, a non-practicing attorney with MolsonCoors.  They live in Milwaukee, WI and Denver, CO.

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 2018-19 Executive Committee

Chair: Cory L. Nettles
Immediate Past Chair: Gregory S. Marcus
Vice Chair: Linda E. Benfield
Secretary: Gregory C. Oberland
Treasurer: Scott A. Wrobbel
United Way CEO: Mary Lou Young
United Way President: Amy L. Lindner
United Way Chief Operating Officer: Filippo Carini
Campaign Co-chairs: Cristy Garcia-Thomas, David W. Gay, Donald W. Layden, Michael Rowe
Audit Committee Chair: Raymond L. Wilson
Community Impact Committee Chair: Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Finance & Operations Committee Chair: Scott A. Wrobbel
Governance Committee Chair: Gregory M. Wesley
Labor Council Representative: Pamela S. Fendt
Marketing & Communications Committee Chair: Thomas J. Cardella
Volunteer Engagement Committee Chair: Jay M. Magulski

 2018-19 Board of Directors

Linda E. Benfield, Foley & Lardner LLP

Steven G. Booth, Baird

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

Thomas J. Cardella, Retired, Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors

Filippo Carini, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Cheryl R. Carron, CBRE

Stephanie Chedid, Luther Manor

Sheila D. Cochran, Retired, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

John M. Dunn, GE Healthcare

Michael S. Erwin, Erwin Advisory Group

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

Kevin J. Fletcher, WEC Energy Group

John W. Florsheim, Weyco Group Inc.

Michael Flynn, First Business Bank

Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Advocate Aurora Health

David W. Gay, EY

Kelly H. Grebe, MillerCoors

Darryl E. Green, Retired, ManpowerGroup

Eileen M. Hankes, Milwaukee County

Jacqueline Herd-Barber, Community Volunteer

Nancy Hernandez, ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications

Mark F. Irgens, Irgens

Catherine A. Jacobson, Froedtert Health

Jasmine M. Johnson, MSM, ManpowerGroup

Suzanne Kelley, Waukesha County Business Alliance

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

Matthew S. Levatich, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Amy L. Lindner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Jay M. Magulski, Landmark Credit Union

Gregory S. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation

Richard A. Meeusen, Badger Meter, Inc.

John W. Miller, Arenberg Holdings LLC

Blake D. Moret, Rockwell Automation

Cory L. Nettles, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

Gregory C. Oberland, Retired, Northwestern Mutual

George R. Oliver, Johnson Controls

Jeffrey D. Peelen, Quarles & Brady LLP

Christopher C. Piotrowski, Associated Bank

Michael Rowe, American Transmission Company

Steven S. SaLoutos, U.S. Bank

Paul Schmitz, Leading Inside Out / The Collective Impact Forum

Bernie Sherry, Ascension Wisconsin

Thelma A. Sias, Retired, WEC Energy Group

Judson M. Snyder, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company

Lynn Sprangers, Community Volunteer

Peggy N. Troy, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Robert J. Valcq, Wells Fargo Bank

Gregory M. Wesley, Medical College of Wisconsin

Thomas J. Westrick, GE Healthcare

Raymond L. Wilson, Retired, PwC

Scott A. Wrobbel, Deloitte

Mary Lou Young, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

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