Forward 48 Participants

Jessica Zaiger

Co-Chair Capital Markets & Commercial Lending | Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

Nathan Robertstad

VP – Investment & Systems Analyst at Baird Advisors

Elizabeth Kruger

VP, Talent Acquisition Manager at Associated Bank

Krystal Johnson

Providing virtual Assistant at Krystal Clear Connections LLC

Caitlyn Lewis

Executive Director at Community Center for Immigrants

Marsha Uutela

Executive Administrator at College of Menominee Nation

Ashley Thomas

Executive Director at Hope Street Ministry, Inc.

Raymond Naranjo

Business Banking at First Citizen Bank

Rob Hogan

Vice President, Treasury Management Sales Team Lead at Johnson Financial Group

Andrea Aurigue

Communications & Research Manager – Site Selection at Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

Eric Bernal

Senior Vice President-Wealth Portfolio Manager at Johnson Financial Group

Scott Klaas

Broker/Owner at Keller Williams Realty

Patrick Doran

Infrastructure Manager at Milwaukee Tool

Kyle Ristow

Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Realty

Grant Buenger

Executive Director at Racine Habitat for Humanity

Cassidy Wartenweiler

Project Development at Eppstein Uhen Architects

Alexandra Torres

Operations at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Nyesha Stone

Founder and Public Relations Director of Carvd N Stone

Tom Hughes

Director of Membership and Events at Milwaukee Athletic Club

Joe DeLoye

Portfolio Manager at Associated Bank

Neil Mrkvicka

Raquel Aleman

Co-Founder/Executive Director of Your Move MKE Inc./ REALTOR.

Aaron Hovind

Membership Services and Communications Coordinator at Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Marlon Ross

Founder & CEO at Wellacy Health

Ben Anderson

Vice President at Colliers International – Wisconsin

Jean Mallett

Program Manager at Medical College of Wisconsin

Alissa Peeters

Vice President – Commercial Lending at Tri City National Bank

Samantha Mitchell

Founder of Samantha Starr Events

Cesar Castillo

Co-Founder at Street Dreams Soccer Academy

Samantha Baker

Partner at OVB Law & Consulting, S.C.

Jessica Pham

Fundraising Associate at Acts Housing

Glenn Carson

Director of the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Saul Newton

President & CEO at Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Allie Jorgensen

Partner, Assistant Project Manager at VJS Construction Services, Inc.

Fabiola Ramirez Montoya

Assistant Director of Innovation at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Emanuel Rios

Philanthropic Adviser at Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Jona Moore

Vice President at African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Grace Earle

Impact Measurement and Management

Christine Chapleau

Key Account Executive at Siemens Healthineers

Nehemiah Edwards

Founder at Love x Nemo

Jordyn Plieseis

Development Manager at Milwaukee Academy of Science

Mohammed Scruggs-Rashaed

Founder at RGRE

Kirsten (Kiki) Lezama

Assistant Professor at Alverno College

Diamond Herring-Rodgers

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Engagement Manager at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Luis Robles

Multifamily Advisor at Kiser Group

Lashondra Scott

Founder at Neo Soul Productions

Paisley Lucas

Founder and Executive Director at Moo’d Lactation Partners

Alicia Lantz

Regional Development Manager at U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

Callie Cox Bauer

OBGYN Residency Associate Program Director at Aurora Sinai

Kelly Sullivan

Strategy and Project Development at Gardner Builders

Manika Agarwal

Software Engineering Manager / Delivery Manager at KyybaTech

Sam Leary

Founder, Business Developer, Writer at Markeini Media

Cassaundra Thorpe

Assistant Director of Career & Leadership at Wisconsin Athletics

Mike Salbego

Senior Account Executive at Cloud Giants

Matt Vieth

Manager – Registration & Student Records at University of Wisconsin

Candice Baker

Vice President – Wealth Fiduciary Advisor at Johnson Financial Group

Tatjana Bicanin

Executive Director at Building Our Future

Kathryn LaLonde

Teacher Leader at The Prairie School

Kyle Landry

Educational Achievement Partnership Program Founder & Manager at Children’s Wisconsin

Eric Guzowski

Vice President – Commercial Banker at JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Knudsen

Senior Product Manager at Direct Supply

Maciej (Matt) Pietruczak

Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

Tonya Vlasik

Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management at Mount Mary University

Patrick Scheibel

Director – Strategic Sourcing & Supply Management at Husco

Juan Corpus

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at New North

Melissa Ray

School Principal at Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy

Kiesha Johnnies

CEO & Senior Consultant at The Coaching Consultant

Jessica Johnson

Vice President Surgical Services for Greater Milwaukee at Advocate Aurora Health

Stephanie Mireku

Senior Events and Convening Specialist at Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Timeka Smith

Data Expert and Founder at Perrynorm Analytics

Sigrid Kozon

Account Manager at Reliable Knitting Works, Inc.

McKenzie Clemons

Regional Sales Manager at U.S. Lubricants

Maria Padilla

Diverse Small Business Manager at Greater Green Bay Chamber

Kao Nou Huse

World Relief – Fox Valley

Billy Weber


Isaiah Weatherall

City Year Milwaukee

Connor Weas

Weas Development

James Washington IV


Kristina Warrichaiet

Motive Partners

Madelynn Wallen

Baird Advisors

Natalie Villegas

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Jonathan Viard

Northwestern Mutual

Itza Vargas

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Jenna Thiel

Oshkosh Corporation

Zong Thao

American Family Insurance Claims Services

Dan Terrio

Milwaukee County

Emani Taylor


Karli Tatum

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Cynthia Sternard

Associated Bank

Stephanie Skrade

Milwaukee Athletic Club

Kelly Schwantes

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Jonathan Sancen

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Kurt Rose

Madison Metropolitan School District

Alex Riehle

Eastbrook Academy

George Reistad

City of Madison

Fernanda Reikdal Lima

Johnson Controls

Quentin Prince

Journey House/ MKE Youth Sports Alliance

Tyrone Powell


Maureen Post

Milwaukee Film

Marian Pintar

Elmbrook School District

Lilliann Paine

National Birth Equity Collaborative

Eduardo Ortega

Founders 3 Real Estate Services

Sarah Olejniczak

St. Norbert College

Drew Mueske

Hype Visual

Michael Moorhead

Northwestern Mutual

Theresa Menting

We EmpowHER & Goebel Family Foundation

Kiyana Mensah

Back to the Basics Tutoring LLC

Victoria McNeal

St. Norbert College

Kermiath McClendon

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Steve Matson

Milwaukee Tool

Gianna Martina


Rodney Lynk

Milwaukee Excellence Charter School

Ashley Lucas

Associated Bank

Casey Liakos

Carex Consulting Group

Conor Leedom

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Peter Lee

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care

Mai Krenzke

Oshkosh Corporation

Andrea (Andi) Kornowski

Kettle Moraine School District

Kelley Korinek

WEC Energy Group

Barbara Koldos

New North, Inc.

Ben Knutson

Molson Coors

John Knapp

Marquette University

Hunter Klus

Atlatl Advisors

Hannah Kitzerow

Saz’s Hospitality Group

Chloe Kinderman


Ariam Kesete

AK Development

Laura Jones

African Heritage, Inc.

Cordella Jones

City of Milwaukee

Charlene Johnson

Associated Bank

Jessica Janz-McKnight

Northwestern Mutual

Stephanie Hoskins

Lakeland University

Carmen Hernandez Romero

Schneider National Inc

Steve Heimerl

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Hannah Hau

UnityPoint Health – Meriter

Jeremy Hansen

Northwestern Mutual

Maggie Handler

Pierce Manufacturing

Alexander Graziano

From The Concrete Talent Management

Rew Gordon

Mitchell Street Arts Collaborative

Marisol González Castillo

Hawks Quindel, S.C.

Gabriele Fuggetta

Kimpton Hotels / DJay Mando LLC

Moira Flood

Mount Mary University

Daniel Elko

Johnson Controls

Jose Elijah


Raven Eggson


Lesa Edwards

Visit Milwaukee

Harper Donahue

City of Milwaukee

Shawn Dockry

State Farm

Megan Dickman-Renard

Dickman Media Group / The Business News

Shakkiah Curtis

Spinn MKE

Eva Cruz Martinez

Casa ALBA Melanie

Adam Cook

Children’s Wisconsin

Kayla Conklin

Park Bank

Bobby Coburn

City Forward Collective

T.J. Cobb

Eclectic Innovations | Milwaukee County

Tomas Clasen

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Lauren Cain

All-In Milwaukee

Jennifer Braaksma

Sub-Zero Group, LLC

Amy Benotch

Elmbrook Schools

George Bastien


Denyshia Barnett

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Pat Bacon

General Capital Group

Marlo Ambas

Manila Resto and Algoma Club

Victor Amaya

President & Executive Director at Data You Can Use

Uniqua Adams

Development Manager at City Year Milwaukee

Tiffany Coris

Event Director at Milwaukee Business Journal

Stevan Knezic

Project Manager at Molson Coors

Shanon Vuckovic

Global Intern Program Manager at Johnson Controls

Sam Mitchell

Labor & Employment Attorney at Husch Blackwell LLP

Nicole Salvo Holbrook

Physician, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Advocate Aurora Health – Sinai Medical Center

Nathanael Washington

Office Manager at ALIVE MKE

Nathan Abrahamson

Private Wealth Advisor at US Bank

Nathan Gerrred

VP- Marketing at Saturn Lounge

Mitchelle Lyle

IT Operations Lead at Dropbox

Mitchell Clark

OEM Team Lead at Rockwell Automation

Michael Dorn-Reed

Mechanical Engineer at Johnson Controls

Maysee Herr

Chief Executive Officer at Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (HWCC)

Matt Dannenberg

Deputy Chief of Staff at US Dept of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Maritza Contreras

Community + Social Impact Advisor at American Family Insurance

Marisa Dempsey

Facilities Design + Construction Program Manager at WEC Energy Group/We Energies

Kristiyan Trukov

Vice President at Baird

Kimberly Harris

Training Supervisor-Clinical Informatics at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Kevin Sargent

Product Manager at Rockwell Automation

Kenneth Campbell

Co- Founder at Firm Properties, LLC

Katherine Bills

Attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Karen Rinehart

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at Marquette University

Julie Eusebio

Wellness Partner at MGIC

Johvon Holmes

Realtor/ Broker Associate at Compass RE WI

Johnnie Austin

1LT Johnnie Austin at United State Army Reserves

John Chidester

Senior Vice President- Commercial Banking at Huntington Bank

Johanna Bauman

Chief Marketing Officer at PubMatic

Joe Flick

Fire Lieutenant, President at Milwaukee Fire Department & Ignite The Spirit MKE

Isabelle Koenig

Director, Community Partnerships at United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF)

Hanna Paul

Customer Success Manager at Ideawake

Eric Gardner

Sr. Mechanical Hardware Engineer at Rockwell Automation

Dylan Brudny

Director of Operations at Sound By Design / Films By Design

Daniel Heichel

Account Executive at M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Daniel Rivera

Deputy Sheriff at Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office

Contessa Lobley

Executive Director / Founder at TBEY ARTS CENTER, INC.

Carlos Mejia

Project Component Engineer at Rockwell Automation

Brian Lambert

Manager, Customer Programs & Customer Experience Operations at WEC Energy Group

Brett Dawsey

Client Services Specialist at Baird

Aziz Abdullah

Founder at INPOWER

Ayrton Bryan

Sustainability Project Manager at Rockwell Automation

Ashleigh Edgerson

Program Director at Fund My Future Milwaukee

Anna Jablonski

Director of Operations at Sabljak & Budisch

Amy Boerst

Senior Specialist – Internal Auditor at L3 Harris

Alma Lopez

Application Analyst at Rockwell Automation

Allison Andrew

Associate Attorney at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Alexis Carter

Co-Director – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Alverno College

Dr. Stephanie Maney-Hartlaub, Ph.D

Vice President/Executive Director at City Year

Staci Wellentin

COO at Milwaukee Jewish Community Center

Simba Gandari

Global Public Affairs Operations Manager at Johnson Controls

Sarah Francois

Director of Fund Development & Marketing at Progressive Community Health Centers

Ronnie Jones

Dean of Students at Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy

Rahim Keval

Vice President at Town Bank

Rachel Krueger

Treasury Manager at Johnson Controls

Rachael Bush

Founder and CEO (Chief Efficiency Officer) at Mova Business Solutions LLC

Narelle Govinden

Global Talent Manager at Manpowergroup

Nanis Rodriguez

Executive Director at Public Allies Wisconsin

Michael Riopel

Assistant General Counsel at Northwestern Mutual

Meghan Schopp

Senior Director of Education & Programs at Milwaukee Public Museum

Meghan Walsh

Dean, School of Adult Learning, & New Initiatives at Alverno College

Matthew Holbrook

Financial Representative at COUNTRY Financial

Matt Arend

Assurance Senior at EY

Margaret Naczek

Reporter at Milwaukee Business Journal

Marcel Maculan

Private Equity Fund Analyst at Generation Growth Capital, Inc

Lynesha Oby

Associate Human Resources Business Partner at Merz North America

Lindsey McKee

Communications and Group Tour Manager at Visit Milwaukee

Lavelle Young

Chief Executive Officer at Young Development Group, LLC

Kristin Koerner

Commercial Development Manager at MolsonCoors

Konita Jude

Compliance Officer at Outreach Community Health Centers

Kanisha Phelps

Director Talent Management and DEI at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

John French

Social Studies Department Co-Chair and Upper School Social Studies Teacher at The Prairie School

Jerod Butler

Co-founder at Graphic Brother Marketing

Jen Murray

Interim Director Gender and Sexuality Advocacy at UW-Milwaukee

Jarrod Anderson

Compliance Attorney at Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative

Jamar Jones

Owner at Foureva Media

Hank Stiehl

Founder at Riley’s Good Dogs

Grace Murray

Director of Communications at OpenGov

Emily Stedman

Senior Associate at Husch Blackwell LLP

Donnelisha Jackson

ETO Application Engineer at Rockwell Automation

Dave Mancl

Director & Global Performance Analytics at ManpowerGroup

Camilo Alvarez

Sustainability Engineer at MolsonCoors

Camille George Suarez

Project Manager & Business Continuity at Rockwell Automation

Camille Sherwin

Strategic Partnerships Program Manager at American Family Insurance

Brittany Lopez Naleid

Shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Brian Wielgus

Vice President – Associate Branch Manager at Baird

Brendan Griffith

Senior Vice President at Reputation Partners Communication

Bregetta Wilson

Lived Experience Coordinator at State of Wisconsin Department of Childrens and Families

Brandon Brusch

General Manager at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel; Marcus Hotels and Resorts