Emerging Women Leaders 
New Members | January 2020

TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders Group Continues to Grow in Fifth Year
Membership surpasses 200 mid-career professionals

MILWAUKEE - (January 22, 2020) - TEMPO Milwaukee is pleased to announce continued growth and interest in its Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) group with the recent addition of 68 new members. EWL, which was launched in December 2015 with 40 members, provides networking and professional development for high-achieving, accomplished mid-career women. Membership now totals 200+ women leaders representing nearly 150 public, private and nonprofit organizations from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

"EWL celebrates five years in 2020 and continues to attract Milwaukee's mid-career, community-minded women who want to grow personally and professionally," said Jen Dirks, president and CEO of TEMPO Milwaukee. "EWL filled a void in the Milwaukee business community by creating a space specifically for the next generation of female executives and leaders to connect and learn, backed by TEMPO Milwaukee's strong legacy and membership."


Orientation for the new EWL members was held on January 21.

Candidates are admitted to EWL biannually 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/or from their EWL peers in a small group setting. EWL members can move into TEMPO Milwaukee once they meet this membership criteria, and with sponsorship/nomination by a TEMPO Milwaukee member. TEMPO Milwaukee membership is currently composed of 425 members who hold senior, executive and C-level roles from 290+ organizations across Southeastern Wisconsin. 

The 68 new members of EWL are:

Emma Almond, Manpower Group

Lindsay Atkinson, Bader Rutter

Shelley Ball, Penrod

Michelle Banks, Associated Bank

Diane Behm, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Jennifer Behnke, TESCHGlobal & HealthLX

Carrie Bosanec, Ruan Transportation Management Systems 

Alyson Capp, Advocate Aurora Health

Amy Cary, Pepper Construction

Ellen Chiesa, Cielo

Amy Clark, MillerCoors

Maggie Dauss, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Jasmine Deacon, PEARLS for Teen Girls

Heidi Dondlinger, GE Healthcare

Laura Emmer, Penrod

Emily Enslow, The Northern Trust Company

Melissa Farrington, Clarios

Meghan Focht, Concurrency, Inc.

Katharine Foley, Kane Communications Group

Morgan Fries, Marcus Center for Performing Arts

Ann Givens, Generac Power Systems

Crystal Grayl, Perlick

Kaitlin Henze, Empower HR

Lauren Hess, Wintrust Financial Corporation

Mariel Hildenbrand, WWBIC

Renee Hill, Medical College of Wisconsin

Sarah Jacobson, EUA

Erin Jodat, U.S. Bank

Holly Johnson, Grant Thorton

Maggie Joos, The Real Good Life

Andrea Jorgensen, Operose Advisors

Marissa Kalkman, Wellness Council of Wisconsin

Angela King, EUA

Alison Kleibor, Wisconsin Humane Society

Leah Knapp, HGA

Bridget Kraus, Mortenson

Erika Kyle, Medical College of Wisconsin

Alicia Lantz, Northwestern Mutual

Ginger Lazorvik, Shorewest Realtors

Samantha Matovich, Pentair

Sara Meadows, Match Point Consultants

Sarah Milnar McLaughlin, Milwaukee County

Jona Moore, African American Chamber of Commerce

Kristina Mousseau, Musso Creative

Rachel Oasan, PwC

Danielle Oberndorfer, Selzer-Ornst Construction Company, LLC

Caitlin Patek, Rockwell Automation

Beth Pomije, Wisconsin State Fair Park

Jennifer Prom, Froedtert Health

Sara Pudlosky, CJ & Associates

Lindsey Roddy, RoddyMedical, LLC

Leticia Schwengel, U.S. Bank

Mai Der Shaw, Harley Davidson

Megan Sheffer-Czuta, Northwestern Mutual

Lydia Smith, Kohl's Corporation

Megan Sprangers, Crisis Prevention Institute

Maggie Tate-Techtmann, Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)

Kelly Trantow, Bader Rutter

Jasmin Treske, BMO

Jayme Tschanz, Enerpac Tool Group

Andrea Virshicks, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Lauren Vollrath, Baird

Tyshun Wardlaw, Wardlaw Productions

Jocee Weaver, Wisconsin State Fair Park

Kelli Wernlund, EY

Jackie Wilcox, Husch Blackwell

Kristi Willenbring, Froedtert Health

Taylor Ziegler, Harley Davidson