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Greater Milwaukee Committee Statement – May 31, 2020


The tragic and unjust death of George Floyd, which prompted protests throughout the country in cities large and small, including in our own city, illuminates the persistent inequities faced by all communities of color.


The Greater Milwaukee Committee stands with our community leaders and partners in recognition of the serious changes which need to happen in our city, region, and country. Racism and systemic inequities in access to healthcare, education, and justice are unacceptable. Working together we must find a way to create change, while standing against violence and property destruction. We have worked alongside many others committed to building our city and wish for the safety and security of all.


Our mission is to help make Milwaukee the best place to live, learn, work, play, and stay for all. In these unprecedented times of uncertainty and struggle, we are investing in our neighborhoods which includes working with MKE United to promote equitable neighborhood strategies, providing resources to small business owners through Scale Up Milwaukee, talent development and retention through The Commons, and the MKE Responds initiative to align resources and respond to community needs of COVID-19.


The Greater Milwaukee Committee is committed to listening to the voices of our community, hearing the concerns raised in protest, and leveraging our work to be a part of systemic transformation.


David Lubar
GMC Chair
President & CEO

Lubar & Co.

Julia Taylor


Greater Milwaukee Committee

David A. Anderson, BMO Harris Bank

JoAnne Anton, Herb Kohl Philanthropies

Mark Attanasio, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Daniel J. Bader, Bader Philanthropies Inc.

Wendy Baumann, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

David A. Baumgarten, Old National Bank

Melissa Baxter, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Linda E. Benfield, Foley & Lardner LLP

Joanne Bischmann, MOB Communications

Bruce T. Block, Esquire, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.

Ashley Booth, HNTB Corporation

Steven G. Booth, Baird

Elizabeth Brenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tina M. Chang, SysLogic, Inc.

Edward H. Cichurski, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Elizabeth Cizinsky, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Grady L. Crosby, Johnson Controls

John W. Daniels, Jr., Quarles & Brady LLP

Maggie Dauss, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Mallory Davis, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Paul J. Eberle, Husch Blackwell LLP

Sue Ela, Aurora Health Care

Giacomo Fallucca, Palermo Villa, Inc.

Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, Ph. D., Concordia University Wisconsin

Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr., Weyco Group, Inc.

William C. Foote, USG Corporation

Anthony Fuerst, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Advocate Aurora Health

Michelle Gass, Kohl's

David Gay, Ernst & Young

Samantha Giles, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Ellen M. Gilligan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Joshua Gimbel, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP

Chris Goller, PNC Bank - Wisconsin Market

Linda Gorens-Levey, General Capital Group

Richard Greene, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Brian L. Grossman, Chase - Middle Market Banking

Laura Gutierrez, United Community Center

Nancy Hernandez, ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications

Dustin Hinton, UnitedHealthcare

Michael Hostad, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Jonathan Jackson, Milwaukee Film

Catherine A. Jacobson, Froedtert Health Inc.

Tony Janowiecz, Internstate Development Partners

Jerome M. Janzer, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.

Jeffrey A. Joerres, Incito Capital

Daniel W. Johnson, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Ted D. Kellner, CFA, T&M Partners, LLC

Margaret C. Kelsey, WEC Energy Group

Tracey L. Klein, Polsinelli

Dan Kramer, BDO USA, LLP

Sister Andrea Lee, Alverno College

Susan Lloyd, Lloyd Consulting, Inc.

Michael R. Lovell, Marquette University

David J. Lubar, Lubar & Co.

Sheldon Lubar, Lubar & Co.

Gregory S. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation

Vicki J. Martin, Ph.D., Milwaukee Area Technical College

Timothy Mattke, MGIC Investment Corp.

Linda T. Mellowes, Community Volunteer

George C. Meyer, Kahler Slater

Brett K. Miller, Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.

Chris Miskel, Versiti, Inc., & BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.

Mark A. Mone, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jeffrey Morin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Charles C. Mulcahy, Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, Inc.

Frederick A. Muth, Jr.*, Husch Blackwell LLP

Daniel H. Nelson, Nelson Schmidt, Inc.

Greg Nickerson, Bader Rutter

Andy Nunemaker, Dynamis Software Corporation

Peter Ogden, Ogden & Company, Inc.

George Oliver, Johnson Controls

Heather Pechacek, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Christine Pharr, Mount Mary University

Jim Popp, Johnson Financial Group

Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup

John R. Raymond, Medical College of Wisconsin

Joseph A. Rock, KPMG

Mark J. Sabljak, Sabljak & Budisch

Bryan Sadoff, Sadoff Investment Management

Isabel Sandretti, Greater Milwaukee Committee

John E. Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual

Nancy J. Sennett, Foley & Lardner LLP

Gina Skibo, WIPFLI CPAs and Consultants

Jim Skogsbergh, Advocate Aurora Health

Donald Smiley, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Greg Smith, Vice Chairman of Church Mutual Insurance Company

Howard A. Sosoff, BDO USA, LLP

Thomas L. Spero, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mary Ellen Stanek, Baird

George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kathy Thornton-Bias, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

Deanna L. Tillisch, United Performing Arts Fund

Peggy Troy, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Harris Turer, Milwaukee Admirals

Nicholas P. Wahl, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Stewart Wangard, Wangard Partners, Inc.

David P. Werner, Park Bank

Gregory M. Wesley, Medical College of Wisconsin

Jay Williams, Church Mutual Insurance Company

Margaret Williams-Smith, VISIT Milwaukee

Scott A. Wrobbel, Deloitte

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