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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is pleased to announce four community leaders to head up the 2021 United Way Community Campaign.
The 2021 Community Campaign Co-chairs are Coreen Dicus-Johnson, President and CEO, Network Health; Mark F. Irgens,CEO/Manager, Irgens; Dr. Joan M. Prince,Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Stacy P. Williams, Senior Vice President, Baird – The Hodge Williams Group.
“Once again, we are honored to have an outstanding group of individuals leading our annual campaign,” said Amy Lindner, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. “Our co-chairs are key to the success of our annual campaign, and we are so grateful that this group of incredible leaders will help us continue the work in our community.”
The co-chairs were introduced Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at United Way’s virtual. Annual Meeting sponsored by Baker Tilly.
During the 2021 Annual Meeting, United Way recognized several individuals during their award presentations.
- The Gwen T. Jackson Community Service Award was given to The Kryshak Family/Rebel Reform. When COVID first hit, Mike and Loretta Kryshak of Rebel Reform became aware of the severe shortages of personal protective equipment, especially facemasks, and were fortunate enough to have materials that could be adapted to produce them. Rebel Reform donated the materials to make and distribute over 4,000,000 facemasks through MaskUpMKE.org.
- The recipient of the John A. Puelicher Award for Loaned Executive excellence was Timothy W. Somers. Timothy W. Somers is a Milwaukee native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Journalism) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MBA). He served as executive vice president and B2B marketing director at US Bank and as deputy chief of staff to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. As a community volunteer he has supported initiatives across the metropolitan area and currently serves on the board of Danceworks, Inc. and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and is a member of the UWM Graduate School Leadership Cabinet. Timothy was a United Way Loaned Executive for the 2020 community campaign.
- The Linda McFerrin African American Nonprofit Leadership Award was presented to Angela Adams. As corporate communications and diversity officer for Goodwill Industries of SE WI and Metro Chicago, Angela is leading the organization’s strategy for corporate communications and community engagement, as well as guiding its diversity, equity and inclusion journey. Angela is a committed community volunteer serving on the board of directors for Froedtert Hospital, Carmen Schools, African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee and is a dedicated member of the Milwaukee (WI) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
This award was established by Cory and Michelle Nettles. The recipient of is chosen by United Way’s Diversity Leadership Society and a $5,000 grant is made to the organization they represent.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
At the Virtual Annual Meeting, United Way thanked the following community members who are terming off their board of directors’ roles.
- Nicole A. Conrad, Bostik, Inc.
- Jacqueline Herd-Barber, Community Leader
- Robyn Ludtke, Waukesha County Business Alliance
- Austin M. Ramirez, Husco
- Erika E. Smith, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
- Robert J. Valcq, Wells Fargo Bank
- Scott A. Wrobbel, Deloitte
About United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County:United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our local community.
Learn more at:http://www.unitedwayGMWC.org