Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors

Kirsten Thompson – Board President – Coordinator of Humanities & Special Collections, Milwaukee Public Library

Bernadette Karanja – Board Vice President – Workforce Development Coordinator, City of Milwaukee

Hal Karas – Board Treasurer – Partner, Husch Blackwell

Steve Hipp – Board Secretary – President, Leader Paper

Felita Daniels Ashley – Director of School Development, TransCenter For Youth

Heather Baylor – Vice President of Commercial Lending, First Midwest Bank

Geoffrey Cooper – Vice President of Product Development, MGIC

Ashanti Hamilton – 1st District Alderman, City of Milwaukee

Yvonne McCaskill – Community Activist & Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association

Wendell Willis – Executive Director, Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation

Bryan Gill – Manager of Continuous Improvement HR, Johnson Controls

Bre Plier – Manager of Sustainability, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Lee Menefee – Community Resident and Owner, Fess Properties

Rebecca Goodmanson – Manager for Corporate Expansion and Attraction, M7

Maria Watts – Manager of Community Development, WHEDA

Ronald A. Williamson – Emeritus – Information Security Officer, Medical College of Wisconsin


Board of Directors meets bi-monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, NWSCDC Conference Room (moved to Online meetings for the remainder of 2020)


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