Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2020-22 Board Chair

Linda E. Benfield
Managing Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Linda E. Benfield is Managing Partner of the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP, and is an environmental lawyer with the firm. Linda has over 35 years of experience in litigation and counseling in all aspects of environmental law. She is a member and former chair of the Environmental Regulation Practice and the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice and the Manufacturing Industry Team. She is also a regular speaker on issues relating to environmental enforcement, litigation, compliance, Brownfield development, and transactions.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Linda serves on a number of local nonprofit boards, including United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (present Board Chair), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Building Brave. She serves as Trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

In 2014, Linda was named to Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” list, she was named to BTI Consulting Group’s coveted Client Service All Star Team in 2016, and has been listed among the The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995. In 2012, Linda was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. She is also a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

Linda is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, Colorado and the District of Columbia and several federal courts. She graduated from Colorado College (1981 B.A., summa cum laude) and earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago (1985).

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 2020-21 Executive Committee

Board Chair: Linda E. Benfield
Immediate Past Chair: Cory L. Nettles
Vice Chair: Donald W. Layden
Secretary: Kelly H. Grebe
Treasurer: Scott A. Wrobbel
United Way President & CEO: Amy L. Lindner
United Way Chief Operating Officer: Filippo Carini
Campaign Co-chairs: Kelly H. Grebe, Austin M. Ramirez, John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, Judson M. Snyder
Finance & Operations Committee Chair: Scott A. Wrobbel
Audit Committee Chair: Wayne T. Morgan
Community Impact Committee Chair: Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Marketing & Communications Committee Chair: Christopher C. Piotrowski
Volunteer Engagement Committee Chair: Pamela S. Fendt
Governance Committee Chair: Donald W. Layden
Labor Council Representative: Pamela S. Fendt
Member-at-Large: Gregory S. Marcus

 2020-21 Board of Directors

Linda E. Benfield, Managing Partner, Milwaukee Office, Foley & Lardner LLP
Steven G. Booth, President & CEO, Baird
Daniel J. Bukiewicz, President, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Filippo Carini, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Cheryl R. Carron, EVP, Integrated Facilities Management, Sodexo Corporate Services
Michael G. Carter, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Risk Officer, Northwestern Mutual
Sheila D. Cochran, Retired, Secretary-Treasurer & COO, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Interim President & CEO, WRTP/BIGSTEP
Eric L. Conley, Executive Vice President, Froedtert Health and President, Froedtert Hospital
Nicole A. Conrad, Business Implementation Leader, Bostik, Inc.
Pamela S. Fendt, President, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Kevin Fletcher, President & CEO, WEC Energy Group
John W. Florsheim, President & Chief Operating Officer, Weyco Group Inc.
Mike Flynn, President & CEO, Greenwoods Equipment Finance LLC​
Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Chief External Affairs Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
Cindy Gnadinger, EdD, President, Carroll University
Cecelia I. Gore, Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
Kelly H. Grebe, Community Leader
Jacqueline Herd-Barber, Community Leader
Nancy Hernandez, President, ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications / President, Hispanic Collaborative
Mark F. Irgens, CEO/Manager, Irgens
Jasmine M. Johnson, Diversity Programs Director, North America, ManpowerGroup
Suzanne Kelley, President & CEO, Waukesha County Business Alliance
John Kissinger, President & CEO, GRAEF
Donald W. Layden, Community Leader 
Matthew S. Levatich, Community Leader 
Amy L. Lindner, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas, Milwaukee County Sheriff, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office
Robyn Ludtke, Vice President, Talent Development, Waukesha County Business Alliance
Jay M. Magulski, President & CEO, Landmark Credit Union
Gregory S. Marcus, President & CEO, The Marcus Corporation
Blake D. Moret, Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Automation
Wayne T. Morgan, Milwaukee Office Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Cory L. Nettles, Managing Director / Partner, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
George R. Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls
Jeffrey D. Peelen, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Christopher C. Piotrowski, Community Leader
Dr. Keith P. Posley, Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools
Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup
Austin M. Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, Husco
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President & CEO / Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Michael Rowe, Chairman, President & CEO, American Transmission Company
Steven S. SaLoutos, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank, N.A.
Bernie Sherry, Sr. Vice President, Wisconsin Ministry Market Executive, Ascension
Thelma A. Sias, Retired, VP, Local Affairs, WEC Energy Group
Erika E. Smith, PharmD, FACHE, Director, Enterprise Care Coordination & Redesign, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Judson M. Snyder, President, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
Scott Turner, President & COO, Children’s Wisconsin, Hospitals / EVP, Children’s Hospital and Health Systems
Robert J. Valcq, Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking Region Head, Wells Fargo Bank
Dale E. Van Dam, Senior Executive Vice President & Partner, M3 Insurance
Thomas J. Westrick, President & CEO, Life Care Solutions
Scott A. Wrobbel, Central Region Market Leader & Milwaukee Managing Partner, Deloitte

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