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TEMPO Annual Program Meeting - April 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Category: Program Meetings

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Italian Community Center (631 E. Chicago St. Milwaukee WI 53202) 

Event Description: 
Join us at our April Program Meeting for TEMPO's Annual Meeting. TEMPO & EWL members are invited to join fellow members for a program full of networking, connection, strategy and learning as we celebrate TEMPO's 2023-24 Fiscal Year and look ahead to what's yet to come. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Christy Brown, President of Alverno College and TEMPO member on her leadership journey. With a tie-in to continuing education, we will also be awarding and celebrating the TEMPO Foundation Professional Development Grant recipients. 

This is one of two opportunities the Emerging Women Leaders have each year to attend TEMPO's Program Meetings at no cost. 

About Our Speaker:
When Christy L. Brown stood in front of the Duke University School of Law graduating class of 1994, she shared a quote with the peers who elected her as their commencement speaker.

“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required” (Luke 12:48).

These are the wise words that have guided Brown through a career that has always been centered on helping others. Christy Brown attended Stanford University where she originally declared an electrical engineering major because of her aptitude for math and science, but it wasn’t the right fit. She changed her major to psychology after her first year.

After graduating, she worked for the financial aid office and thrilled in remaining part of the campus community, attending lectures and campus events – that is, until she received an important call. Back in Milwaukee, Brown worked part-time at Pathfinders as an outreach coordinator and counselor for teen mothers, then as an admissions counselor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she loved encouraging youth in their higher education journeys. Four years after graduation, Brown headed to Duke University to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer. Brown had first been introduced to the law and its utility as a tool to help people through her mother’s work as a legal secretary.

Brown worked at a Milwaukee law firm for three years before returning to the nonprofit world, first as vice president and corporate counsel at the Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Then, as executive vice president & general counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), Brown partnered with human resources to ensure that all facets of the college – from faculty to administrative staff – reflected the diversity of the student population. When Brown became vice chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs at UWM, she led a team that secured state approval for $300 million worth of capital expenses to enhance the university’s research capacity.

In 2012, Brown joined the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin of Southeast as chief executive with a mandate to raise the visibility of the organization. Now at Alverno, Brown views her work as the next phase of the Girl Scout mission.

“I feel like I’m still going to be doing the same thing, just in a different environment,” she says. “It’s on a continuum of building women’s leadership and helping women and girls find their voices.”


Register Here.

TEMPO Members & EWL Members | FREE
WAA Members & Guests | $40

Contact: TEMPO; [email protected] | (414) 301-6680