Board of Directors

Executive Committee & Directors

Board Chair:
Doug Poland, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

Vice Chair:
Nathan Wautier, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Margaret Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Steve Brown Apartments

Anita Mahamed, Partner, Wipfli LLP

Challenge Committee Chair:
Winnie Karanja, Executive Director, Maydm Inc.

Economic Development Committee Chair:
Anne Neujahr Morrison, Shareholder, Urban Land Interests and Principal, New Year Investments

Government Relations Committee Chair:
Angie Black, Partner, Carlson Black O’Callaghan & Battenberg LLP

Inclusiveness Committee Chair:
Mark Richardson, President/Founder, Unfinished Business LLC

Membership Development Committee Chair:
Megan Jerabek, Partner, von Briesen & Roper s.c.

Quality of Life Committee Chair:
Kathy Marks, Owner and Managing Director, TMA+Peritus

Transportation Committee Chair:
Janine Punzel, Principal, 360 Commercial Real Estate

Immediate Past Board Chair & Personnel Committee Chair:
Stacy Nemeth, Chief Operating Officer, Fiore Companies, Inc.

Nominating Committee Chair:
Brad Grzesiak, CEO, Bendyworks


Dr. Ruben Anthony, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison

Juli Aulik, Director of Community Relations, UW Health/UnityPoint Health-Meriter/Quartz

Randy Banks, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Strang, Inc.

Dr. Tim Casper, Vice President, Institutional Learning & Effectiveness, Madison College

Pam Christenson, Director of Economic Development, Madison Gas & Electric

George Cullen, Vice President, JP Cullen

Paul Cuta, Partner, CāS4 Architecture, LLC

Paul Dombrowski, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Matt Gerding, President, FPC Live

Kari Grasee, Vice President, Information & Data Management, American Family Insurance

Melinda Heinritz, Executive Director, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools

Alison Helland, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP

Melissa Huggins, Founding Principal, Urban Assets

Tania Ibarra, Founder and Board Member, Latino Professionals Association, Inc.

Eli Judge, President, Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc.

Steve Landry, Vice President, Business Development, Madison Operations, Miron Construction

Ron Luskin, non-business/resident member

Traci Mann, Market President, Old National Bank

Kevin Martin, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Emily Mehl, Commercial Leasing and Development, Urban Land Interests & Board Chair, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District

Chandra Miller Fienen

Sandy Morales, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Peter Mortenson, Senior Vice-President, US Bank

Tim O’Meara, Vice President Sales, Madison National Life Insurance Company

Beth Prochaska, Executive Vice President, Potter Lawson

Katie Rist, Partner and Real Estate Business Lawyer, Foley & Lardner LLP

Andrew Roethe, Vice President in Commercial Banking, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

Carole Schaeffer, Vice President of Business Development, Friede & Associates

Steve Sosnowski, Senior Vice President, Associated Bank

Craig Stanley, Founding Principal, Broadwing Advisors, LLC

Missy Tracy, Municipal Relations Coordinator, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Madison

Jeff Tubbs, Executive Vice President, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Eric Upchurch, Opportunity Inc.

Alex Ysquierdo, Assistant Vice President, Associated Bank

Ex Officio Members

Brenda González, Director of Community Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kelly Ruppel, Chief Financial Officer, Madison Metropolitan School District

Connie Thompson, Executive Director, Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Mike Verveer, 4th District Alderperson, City of Madison