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)