Safe & Sound is pleased to announce three new Board Members as of March 2015. Bringing diverse and extensive community relations and law enforcement experience, the new Board Members share in Safe & Sound’s mission to build safe and empowered neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
James F. Bohn is the newly appointed Wisconsin HIDTA Director. He is retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), after 30 years of continuous service in federal drug law enforcement. During his tenure with DEA, Director Bohn had been assigned to offices in Cleveland, San Diego, the DEA Office of Chief Counsel, Chicago, and most recently Milwaukee. As the DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee District Office from 2000 to 2014, Director Bohn was an active member of the Wisconsin HIDTA Executive Board, serving as its Chair and Vice-Chair on two separate occasions. Director Bohn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a law degree from Cleveland
State University. Director Bohn has been a member of the Ohio Bar since 1984. He is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Mequon, WI.
Sodi Nichols Sodi Nichols is Vice President, Community Reinvestment Outreach Director—US at BMO Harris Bank overseeing the Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Arizona, Indiana, Missouri and Florida districts. Developed under her leadership are the recently launched BMO Harris Bank Community Engagement Councils which focus on enhancing community partner relations across BMO’s US footprint. Prior to her role as Community Reinvestment Outreach Director, Ms. Nichols served as Community Reinvestment Residential Lender with M&I (Marshall & Ilsley Bank). A native of Milwaukee, WI, Ms. Nichols attended the University of WI—Parkside. Her civic involvement includes terms on the Board of Directors of Latino Arts Inc., and Past Chair of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors where she remains an active board member to date.
Tony Nguyen is the Community Banking area president for the Greater Wisconsin market. He manages 37 banking stores, including stores in Milwaukee, Madison, Sheboygan, Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin and leads more than 400 team members. Nguyen began his Wells Fargo career in 2003 and has served as a mortgage closer, personal banker, store manager and business lending business development relationship manager with Wells Fargo Financial until he joined Community Banking in December 2011. Nguyen is a graduate of Drake University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He is the past chairman of the Iowa Asian Alliance, 40 under 40 Des Moines Business Record winner,
graduate of the Iowa Bankers Leadership Institute, graduate of the Wells Fargo ELS Asian Pacific Islanders Leadership course in San Francisco, a member of Asian Connection TMN, President Council Member from 2010- 2011 for Wells Fargo Financial Bank Presidents Leadership class of 2010 and is a graduate of the Waukee Leadership Institute 2009.
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