New Members Fuel TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders Initiative
Program adds 69 mid-career professionals from broad array of businesses and industries

MILWAUKEE — (November 28, 2018) — TEMPO Milwaukee is pleased to announce continued growth in its Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) initiative with the recent addition of 69 new members. EWL, which was launched in 2015 with 40 members, provides networking and professional development for high-achieving, mid-career women. Membership now totals 160+ women leaders representing 115 public and private sector organizations from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

“We are extremely proud of how EWL has grown and succeeded over the past three years, from a mere idea about reaching out to mid-career women leaders to a thriving entity now approaching 200 members,” said Marilyn Krause, principal at Krause Communications and EWL chair. “EWL is where Milwaukee’s next generation of leaders come together to develop professionally and personally.”

Candidates are admitted to the EWL program via nomination, based on this participant profile. Among the program’s offerings are professional development, community involvement, and social and networking events. EWL members can also receive individual mentoring by TEMPO Milwaukee members and from their peers in a small group setting.

In a recent member survey, 78% of respondents indicated being an EWL member makes them feel “determined, empowered, and motivated.”

“Women aspire to join EWL for the high-caliber programming, to make meaningful connections with peers from diverse backgrounds, and to gain leadership skills as they transition to more senior-level positions,” said Tami Garrison, community affairs at MillerCoors and TEMPO Milwaukee’s board chair. “EWL offerings continue to develop, empowering members to bring their best selves to work and in service to the community.”

The newest members of EWL are:

Sophia Barnes, Advocate Aurora Health Care
Emily Baseheart, Marquette University
Mary Behler, Associated Bank
Elizabeth Boothby, Thrivent Financial
Amy Brandenburg, Advanced Resources
Elyise Brigman, Mueller Communications
Erika Bronikowski, Milwaukee County
JoEllen Burdue, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Marcelle Carlson, Kahler Slater
Erin Cary, Gordon Flesch
Kayla File, Bethesda
Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Colliers International
Julie Garcia-Sotak, GMR Marketing
Samantha Garrett, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County
Caroline Gomez, Covering Wisconsin/Milwaukee Enrollment Network
Liz Grams, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Meghan Greco, Northwestern Mutual
Julia Haas, Derse
Kortney Hamm, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Marit Harm, TEMPO Milwaukee
Ashley Hatley Caruso, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Jennifer Hauser, Youth Frontiers
Sydney Hofer, Kane Communications Group
Melissa Howard, The Dohmen Company
Jennifer Huber-Bullock, Colliers International
Amanda Izquierdo, JLL
Carlene Julius, New Resources Consulting
Natalie Kamineck, Bethesda
Kim Kolesari, M3 Insurance
Kersten Larson, Wells Fargo Asset Management
Sara MacKay, CycleBar Mequon
Samantha Maldonado
Kelly Malone, Kohl's
Megan Mares, MillerCoors
Christina Mascitti, Crisis Prevention Institute
Brook Mayborne, Stowell Associates
Emily McElwee, East Town Association
Claire Miller, Milwaukee County
Leah Murphy, Cushman and Wakefield, Inc.
Manisha Nabke, Bader Rutter
Hayley Novak, GRAEF
Isioma Nwabuzor, Baird
Sasha Parsons-Waters, Marquette University
Kiley Peters, Brainchild Studios
Liz Poeschl, FOCUS Training
Lisa Rasmussen, GMR Marketing
Nicole Rybeck Wolcott, GE Healthcare
Mara Sabatini, HGA
Angela SanFelipo-Gellendin, North Shore Bank
Sarah Schmidt, BVK
Katy Schneider, Johnson Bank
Callan Schoonenberg, Eaton
Kim Schultz, HPGM
Elizabeth Spaitz Cizinsky, Greater Milwaukee Committee
Erin Stanek, Baird
Katrina Stiebs, Penrod
Megan Strock, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Rebecca Surges, Mount Mary University
Rachel Theisen, InCheck, Inc.
Caitlin Tilley, RSM
Meg Troy, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Jamie Udelhofen, Advocate Aurora Health Care
Lacey Van Syckle, Penrod
Kaitlin Vaughn, Quad/Graphics
Jess Vento, Founders 3 Real Estate Services
Leah Wilbur, GMR Marketing
Ashley Wroblewski, Branigan Communications
Chaitanya Yaramada, Baird
Jessica Young, Advocate Aurora Health Care

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About TEMPO Milwaukee
TEMPO Milwaukee’s membership is composed of women who hold CEO, executive and leadership positions throughout the Milwaukee area. In 2012 TEMPO Milwaukee membership was approximately 250 and today includes more than 350 women. Its mission is to further the impact of women leaders in our community. TEMPO Milwaukee serves its diverse membership and community through educational programming, networking opportunities, relationship building, and mentoring, with the goal of empowering women to achieve and sustain leadership roles. Learn more at

About TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders
TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) initiative was launched in 2015 and aligns with two elements of TEMPO Milwaukee’s strategic priorities: advancing women leaders and mentoring. EWL participants are Milwaukee’s future women leaders – female professionals with at least six years of work experience in any field who want to join other inspiring women, meet potential mentors, network, gain leadership skills and enhance awareness of issues and trends having an impact on Milwaukee and in the business arena.