Meet our board

The work of City Forward Collective is guided by a dedicated group of directors from across Milwaukee’s communities.

  • Co-Chair: Leslie Dixon, Chief Human Resources Officer, Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.

  • Co-Chair: Austin Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, HUSCO International

  • Treasurer: Robert Arzbaecher, Retired Executive

  • Mark Blutstein, Chief Executive Officer, Reliable Knitting

  • Walter Bond, Executive Director, Teach For America - Milwaukee

  • Aisha Carr, Opportunity Youth Program Director, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

  • Ricardo Diaz, Executive Director, United Community Center

  • Rashida Evans, School Leadership Coach, TNTP

  • Jim Friedman, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

  • Joseph Gessner, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate, BMO Harris Bank

  • Chris Goller, Regional President, The PNC Financial Services Group

  • John Grogan, Executive Vice President, Insurance Products & Client Services, Northwestern Mutual

  • Nancy Hernandez, President, The Hispanic Collaborative

  • Mary Kellner, President, Kelben Foundation

  • Donald Layden, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Baird Capital Partners

  • Linda Mellowes, Community Volunteer

  • Cory Nettles, Managing Director, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

  • Christopher Rowland, Global Diversity Officer, Manpower

  • Craig Schmutzer, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Park Bank

  • Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo, Partner, The City Fund

  • Timothy Sheehy, President, Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce (MMAC)

 

Meet our team.