Mr. Smith serves as NWSCDC’s new Executive Director as of January 1, 2020. Mr. Smith previously served as Director of Lending, managing the organization’s business lending program and leading workforce development efforts. His experience with banking and economic development initiatives assists NWSCDC in developing its long-term strategy for Milwaukee’s northwest side. Mr. Smith is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) through the National Development Council.
Ms. Nelson has been with the NWSCDC since 1997, and brings extensive experience in managing funds, records, and procedural components of the agency.
Resource Development Manager
Andrew Haug is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including grant-writing and reporting, for NWSCDC. He brings years of non-profit sector experience, including fundraising and education. His training in urban planning also contributes to NWSCDC activities with economic development and urban redevelopment around Milwaukee’s Northwest Side.
Community Development Specialist
Sarah Bregant leads environmental, stormwater management, and Complete Streets / multi-modal transportation activities for NWSCDC, with a specific focus on the future MMSD West Basin at 35th and Congress. She earned a Master of Urban Planning from UW-Milwaukee, and previously completed graduate internships with the City of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, gaining extensive experience in brownfield redevelopment and green infrastructure. She collaborates on various projects in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
Danitra Jones serves as a Community Organizer, and is responsible for the Neighborhood Strategic Planning in Area 1. Danitra earned her MBA from Walden University in Health Education and Promotion. Danitra brings years of experience working with community based non-profit organizations in the City of Milwaukee.