Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2019-20 Chairman of the Board

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

Cory L. Nettles is the 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 previously was 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., Associated Bank, N.A., the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (Board Chair), Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Partners for Schools that Can, Teach For America, Lawrence University (Board Vice Chair), the Medical College of Wisconsin (Board Chair), the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (Immediate Past Board Chair), the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Badger Advocates, and Usher’s New Look Foundation.  Nettles previously served as a Senior Advisor to Baird Private Equity, and he served on the board of The Private Bank-Wisconsin.

Nettles graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Nettles has received several awards and distinctions, including the 2016 Business Champion Award, the 2015 40 Under 40  Inaugural Hall of Fame Award, the Wisconsin Super Lawyer Rising Star Award, the North Milwaukee State Bank Trail Blazer Award, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Connection 2003 Trail Blazer Award, among others.

Nettles is married to Michelle S. Nettles. Michelle is Chief People and Diversity Officer for MolsonCoors. They live in Milwaukee, WI and Denver, CO. 

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 2019-20 Executive Committee

Chair: Cory L. Nettles
Immediate Past Chair: Gregory S. Marcus
Vice Chair: Linda E. Benfield
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: Michael J. Flynn, Cecelia Gore, Blake D. Moret,  George R. Oliver
Audit Committee Chair: David W. Gay
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
Member-at-Large: Donald W. Layden

 2019-20 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, Sodexo

Michael G. Carter, Northwestern Mutual

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

John M. Dunn, GE Healthcare

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

Cecelia Gore, Brewers Community Foundation

Kelly H. Grebe, MillerCoors

Jacqueline Herd-Barber, Community Leader

Nancy Hernandez, ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications / Hispanic Collaborative

Catherine A. Jacobson, Froedtert Health

Jasmine M. Johnson, MSM, ManpowerGroup

Suzanne Kelley, Waukesha County Business Alliance

John Kissinger, GRAEF

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik, City of Milwaukee Health Department

Margaret R. Kurlinski, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

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

Earnell R. Lucas, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

Jay M. Magulski, Landmark Credit Union

Gregory S. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation

John W. Miller, Arenberg Holdings LLC

Blake D. Moret, Rockwell Automation

Wayne T. Morgan, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Cory L. Nettles, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

George R. Oliver, Johnson Controls

Jeffrey D. Peelen, Quarles & Brady LLP

Christopher C. Piotrowski, Associated Bank

Dr. Keith P. Posley, Milwaukee Public Schools

Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup

Michael Rowe, American Transmission Company

Steven S. SaLoutos, U.S. Bank

Bernie Sherry, Ascension Wisconsin

Thelma A. Sias, Retired, WEC Energy Group

Judson M. Snyder, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company

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

Stacy P. Williams, Baird / The Hodge Williams Group    

Scott A. Wrobbel, Deloitte

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