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2021 - 2022 Board of Directors

*Term ending year in parentheses


President - Laura Lutter Cole (2022)
National Account Executive, VISIT Milwaukee

President-Elect - Lauryn Deck (2022)
Business Development Lead, Newance & NEWaukee

Immediate Past President - Jamie Pratt (2022)
Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search

Secretary - Dr. Laci Coppins Robbins (2023)
Executive Director, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center

Treasurer - Yvonne Brodsky (2023)
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Facebook

Vice Presidents

 VP Administration - Jennifer Walther (2022)
Shareholder Attorney, Mawicke & Goisman, S.C.

VP Communications - Tricia Geraghty (2022)
Chief Marketing Officer, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

VP Membership - Katie Podmokly (2022)
Baird Advisors Director of Strategic Initiatives, Baird

VP Nominations- Betsy Johnson (2023)
Vice President New Business, Tri-Marq Communications, Inc.

VP Programs - Katie Dillow (2023)
Chief Financial Officer/VP of Finance & Administration, Alverno College

VP Racial Equity - Michele Marsh (2023)
Attorney, Marsh Legal Services, LLC


Charitable Fund Board Chair - Amalia Schoone (2022)
Principal Consultant, In Progress Consulting, LLC.

Recruitment Chair - ShaneƩ Jenkins (2020)
Director, Thriving Y's, YMCA of the USA 


Jennifer Allen (2023)
Credit Policy Analyst/Risk Department, MGIC

Deidre Garrett (2022)
Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Goodwill Center for Work & Training

Liz Johnson (2023)
Associate Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Johannah Karstedt St John (2022)
Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual

Carol Newell (2022)
Advisor, FarWell Project Advisors

Dominique Samari (2023)
Partner, P3 Development Group LLC

Julia Smith (2023)
Learning  & Development, Northwestern Mutual

Peggy Williams Smith (2023)
President & CEO, VISIT Milwaukee

Nominating Committee

Chair - Betsy Johnson (2023)
Vice President New Business, Tri-Marq Communications, Inc

Emily Phillips (2022)
Financial Advisor/Partner, Drosner Phillips Ristau Group, Robert W Baird and Co., Inc

Erica Gumieny (2023)
Founder, CEO Pivotal Point LLC

Davina Britt (2022)
Principal HR Consultant, Total Management Services

Ann Petrie (2022)
President & CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern WI, Inc.

Judith Mouton (2023)
Program Director, Education, Johnson Controls Inc.

Wanda Montgomery (2023)
Consultant, Montgomery Training and Consulting, LLC (MTAC, LLC)

Maddy Wilson (2022)
Program Specialist, 
Milwaukee Public Library

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