2016 Campaign Leadership

Campaign Co-chairs

Larry Blanton
Senior Vice President
MetalTek International

Larry Blanton is Senior Vice President of MetalTek International and General Manger of its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

He joined MetalTek in 1982 and served in a variety of leadership roles in sales, engineering and manufacturing management and assumed his current position in 2012.

Blanton is an active community member and has served on the Waukesha County Business Alliance board of directors, the Manufacturers’ Alliance and the board of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

Blanton earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976 and his MBA from the University of Oregon in 1993.


Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Community Volunteer

With a degree in Electrical Engineering from MSOE Jacqueline spent just shy of 25 years as a sales Engineer for Motorola before retiring in 2009. She also serves her community in multiple ways; sitting on various boards, including United Way, acting as a board chair for the Marcus Center of the Performing Arts and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and volunteering her time to help others.

She has received community recognition as a 2006 inductee into the Milwaukee School of Engineering Wall of Fame, 2013 Milwaukee Urban League Unity Award Honoree, 2014 Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence, 2015 Fellowship Open Community Volunteer Honoree, the 2016 Milwaukee Public Schools 'Excellence In Education' Award and a member of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and Girl Friends.

When she's not out changing the world she likes to spend time with her husband, Michael and her two adult children Lauren and Justin. 


Richard A. Meeusen​
Chairman, President and CEO
Badger Meter, Inc.

Richard A. (Rich) Meeusen is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Badger Meter, Inc.

In addition to his responsibilities at Badger Meter, Meeusen also serves as a director of Menasha Corporation, a consumer packaging company, and Serigraph, Inc., a specialty printing company.

His volunteer activities include serving on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc., Greater Milwaukee Committee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Milwaukee 7, Wisconsin Taxpayers’ Alliance, Milwaukee Water Council (co-founder and co-chair), the Great Lakes Protection Fund, and the United Performing Arts Fund (co-chair).  He also serves on the advisory boards for the business schools at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (chair) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Meeusen received a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1976 and an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1995.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Steven S. SaLoutos
Executive Vice President & Division Manager
U.S. Bank

Steven SaLoutos has over 32 years of banking experience and currently manages the Metropolitan Banking Division in the Community Banking and Branch Delivery Group at U.S. Bank.  In that role he oversees over 1180 branch banks in the larger metropolitan markets across sixteen states.  

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, the Cedarburg Education Foundation, and Sprecher Brewing Company.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and earned his MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He lives with his wife and two children in Grafton.

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 2016 Campaign Cabinet

Accounting
Michael G. Carter – Northwestern Mutual
William B. Coleman – Coleman & Williams Ltd.
Daniel L. Kempken – A. O. Smith Corporation
Mark S. Sobczak – Sikich LLP

Ambassador
Cara Fuller – We Energies
Daniel D. Konecny – MetalTek International
Thomas M. Rosenthal – Northwestern Mutual
Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck – Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kate Stempski – U.S. Bank

Business Partners
Mary R. Baer – Waukesha County Business Alliance-Retired
Jami Burrell – General Mills
Jon C. Donahue – U.S. Bank
Michael S. Erwin – Tailored Label Products
John W. Florsheim – Weyco Group Inc.
Susan Fronk – MRA – The Management Association Inc.
Rudy Gutierrez – U.S. Bank
Scott Heberlein – Mortenson Construction
Gus Hernandez, Jr. – Johnson Bank
Suzanne Kelley – Waukesha County Business Alliance
John H. Kissinger – GRAEF
Dennis Krakau – Associated Bank
Kent Lorenz – Acieta
Vincent P. Lyles – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Jay M. Magulski – Landmark Credit Union
Mary L. McCormick – Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Marie O’Brien – Enterforce, Inc.
Joseph M. Pieper – Westbury Bank
Ellen J. Redeker – The PrivateBank – Wisconsin
John R. Robertstad – ProHealth Care, Inc.
Jay J. Sciachitano – The Equitable Bank
Dorothy M. Smaglick – U.S. Bank
Stanley R. Sugden – Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
Paul W. Sweeney – PS Capital Partners, LLC
Judie Taylor – DUECO Inc. / Utility Equipment Leasing
Clayton J. Tychkowski – Eaton Cooper Power Systems Division
Michael J. Ward – U.S. Bank
David P. Werner – Park Bank

Communications
David Gilmartin – GE Healthcare
Kevin Schumacher – MetalTek International

Diversity Business
Grady L. Crosby – Johnson Controls, Inc.
Tami Scully Garrison – MillerCoors
Jasmine Johnson – Pfizer Inc.

Tocqueville $10,000 Initiative
Linda E. Benfield – Foley & Lardner LLP
Sandra L. Botcher – Northwestern Mutual
Thomas W. Florsheim – Weyco Group Inc.
David W. Gay – EY
Linda Gorens-Levey – General Capital Group
Gregory S. Marcus – The Marcus Corporation
Cory L. Nettles – Quarles & Brady LLP
Warren D. Pierson – Baird
Thelma A. Sias – We Energies
Lynn Sprangers – Community Volunteer
Dale E. Van Dam – M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.
David Vetta – First Business Bank - Milwaukee
Scott A. Wrobbel – Deloitte LLP

Jane Bradley Pettit Society
Jon D. Hammes – Hammes Company, LLC
Ted D. Kellner – Fiduciary Management, Inc.
David J. Lubar – Lubar & Co.
R. Bruce McDonald - Johnson Controls, Inc.
Linda T. Mellowes – Community Volunteer
Gregory C. Oberland – Northwestern Mutual
Paul E. Purcell – Baird
Mary Ellen Stanek – Baird
Edward J. Zore - Northwestern Mutual Retiree

Education
Ryan Corcoran – Carroll University
Douglas N. Hastad – Carroll University
Mark Hansen – Elmbrook School District
Martin G. Lexmond – West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
Dr. Vicki J. Martin – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Mark A. Mone – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Joan Prince – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Eileen Schwalbach – Mount Mary University

Campus Engagement
Amanda Braun – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jacob Eisch – Carroll University
Suzanne M. Goodrich – Milwaukee Area Technical College
DeAnna L. Leitzke – Milwaukee School of Engineering
Ericca Pollack – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kelly M. Walker – Marquette University

Emerging Leaders
Brian Bulgrin – Deloitte, LLP
William P. McQuillan – PNC Wealth Management
Angela Quigley – Married in Milwaukee

Financial Managers
Michael H. Gandrud – Associated Banc-Corp
Michael N. Pierce – Community Volunteer

Foundations
JoAnne Anton – Herb H. Kohl Charities
John Kordsmeier – Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Inc.
Timothy J. Larson – Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Susan Lloyd – Zilber Family Foundation

Health Care
Catherine J. Buck – Froedtert Hospital
Katherine M. Bagemihl – Froedtert Health
Susan A. Edwards – ProHealth Care, Inc.
Catherine A. Jacobson – Froedtert Health
Lisa Molsbee – ProHealth Care, Inc.
Wendy Stulac Motzel – Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Margaret N. Troy – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Leilani L. Ziller – Columbia-St. Mary’s

Physicians
Dr. John Butler – Froedtert Health Medical Group
Dr. Bruce H. Campbell – Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Brian Lipman – ProHealth Care, Inc.
Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr. – Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Jonathon D. Truwit – Froedtert Health & Medical College of WI

IT United
Jane Durment - The Marcus Corporation Retiree
Kerrie Hoffman – Johnson Controls, Inc.
Todd MacKay – Patina Solutions

Labor
Sheila D. Cochran – Milwaukee County Labor Council AFL-CIO
Thomas Coyne – Waukesha County Labor Council AFL-CIO

Leadership
Christina H. Fiasca – Northwestern Mutual
Natalie D. Harlan – Community Volunteer
Jayne C. Hladio – U.S. Bank
Anthony O. Hudson – BMO Harris Bank
Shanee Jenkins – YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Inc.
Michael H. Lappin – Aurora Health Care
Christopher Layden – Experis
David P. Muth – Quarles & Brady LLP
Thomas P. Schneider – COA Youth & Family Centers

Legal
Catherine Mode Eastham – Froedtert Health
Jerome M. Janzer – Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, S.C.
Tyler Moore – Associated Banc-Corp
Heather Ramirez – Centro Legal
John M. Thompson – Northwestern Mutual
Daniel G. Vliet – Buelow Vetter LLC

Loaned Executive
Reid Engstrom – Community Volunteer
Thomas Peters – Community Volunteer
Elaine Sweet – Community Volunteer

Major Campaigns
Patrick C. Foy – FIS
John W. Kersey – Zilber, Ltd.
Matthew C. Lee – Marcus Theatres
Jeffery Mazzoni – GE Healthcare
Jonas Prising – ManpowerGroup
Lee R. Tschanz – Rockwell Automation
John Zaganczyk – We Energies

Nonprofit
Onur Asan – Niagara Foundation Wisconsin Branch
Danae D. Davis – Milwaukee Succeeds
Ricardo Diaz – United Community Center, Inc.
Shea A. R. Halula – Starting Point of Ozaukee, Inc.
Angela Mancuso – The Women’s Center
Holly Patzer – Wisconsin Community Services
Paul H. Penebaker – YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
Renee Ramirez – Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic
Patrick Scherer – Boy Scouts of America, Potawatomi Council
Mark F. Shapiro – Harry & Rose Sampson Family Jewish Comm. Ctr.
Teri Terrill – Family Services of Waukesha County

Planned Giving
Robert Ferriday III – Community Volunteer
David A. Klenke – Baird

Public Sector
Thomas M. Barrett – Mayor, City of Milwaukee
Erik J. Brooks – Mayor, City of South Milwaukee
Paul F. Farrow – Waukesha County Executive's Office
Shawn N. Reilly – Mayor, City of Waukesha

Retirees
Beverly Jurkowski – Community Volunteer
Thomas J. Littelmann – Empower Retirement Retiree

Sports Marketing
Alicia S. Dupies – Milwaukee Bucks
Cecelia I. Gore – The Milwaukee Brewers
Jon Greenberg – Milwaukee Admirals
Aaron Hart – Green Bay Packers/NFL
Duane A. Wilson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Volunteer Engagement
Darienne B. Driver – Milwaukee Public Schools

Women's Leadership
Cheryl R. Carron – CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
Mary Pat Farrell – Rockwell Automation
Melody S. Wolske – PwC

© 2016 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
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