Staff and Leadership 2017-12-04T13:04:17+00:00

Leadership and staff

Brenda Campbell
President and CEO

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Brenda Campbell _ Make a Difference WisconsinBrenda Campbell has led SecureFutures since its inception as Make A Difference – Wisconsin in 2006. Campbell has years of experience in program development, management and evaluation in the areas of financial literacy, education, workforce development and child welfare. She was honored as one of Milwaukee’s Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2010. Brenda’s ongoing passion for teen financial literacy comes from the powerful changes she has seen teenagers make in using financial savvy as adults.
“For more than a decade, we’ve been able to defy nationwide trends with an investment in time, skills and professional interest in these teens. Beyond the quantitative success, there is such a rewarding feeling when kids in a lesson I taught tell me afterward they’ve opened their first bank account. Some of those same students are able to share financial information with their parents or even reach out later on and tell us how early saving enabled them to start their dream business.”

Board of Directors

David Frieder, US Bank
Board Chair

Lloyd Levin, American Fidelity Mortgage Services
Founder and Board Emeritus

Lloyd Levin Make a Difference WisconsinLloyd has more than 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur in industrial, commercial and residential real estate. In 2006, Lloyd established Make A Difference – Wisconsin in response to a posthumous call to community action from Marty Stein, a friend of Lloyd’s and a noted Milwaukee philanthropist. Lloyd remains active on the board and in the classroom, and in 2012 was awarded the Wisconsin Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.

Sara Walker, Associated Bank – Vice Chair
Rebecca Neumann, UW-Milwaukee – Secretary
Wayne Breitbarth, Power Formula LLC – Treasurer
Nicole Best, Heartland Advisors, Inc.
Jeremy Cain, Crash Course Driver Education Center
Andrea Cataldo, Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Mike Conmey, Northwestern Mutual
Pam Evason, Windermere Advisors

Mike Kelly, UBS Financial
Patrick McDonough, Milwaukee Bucks
Elmer Moore, Scale Up Milwaukee
Jim Neubauer, OneAmerica
Michael Schelble, Provident Trust Co.
Christine Smyth, The Private Client Reserve at US Bank
Nathan Stading, BMO Global Asset Management
Peter Syslack, Wells Fargo Funds
Janet Tierney, Tierney Grey

Advisory Council

Wendy Baumann
Bert Bilsky
ANON Charitable Trust
Robert Bukowski
Alpha Investment Consulting Group
Andrew Burish
The Burish Group, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Marina Carlson
community member
Eric Christophersen
Northwestern Mutual Wealth
Lori Craig
PNC Wealth Management
Fred Croen
retired attorney
Curt Culver

Michael Falbo
UW Board of Regents
Murray Friedman
Aurora Healthcare
Douglas Gordon
Waterstone Bank
Eve Hall
Milwaukee Urban League
Nina Johnson
Associated Bank
Gerald Levy
Ruth Maegli
Milwaukee Public Schools
David Mancl
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
John McDonald
Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Ann Miletti
Wells Capital Management

William Nasgovitz
Heartland Advisors
William Priebe
Geneva Capital Management
Mark Sain
Milwaukee School Board
Linda Salchenberger
Marquette University
Mike Sattell
Jewish Home & Care Center
Joe Schlidt
Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Howard Schnoll
RBC Wealth Management
Mary Ellen Stanek
Robert W. Baird
Dan Tranchita
Robert W. Baird
Les Weil
Les Weil Consulting, LLC
Ray Wilson


Brenda Campbell
President and CEO

Kristen Ruhl
Program Director

Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey
Volunteer Manager

Stephaine Crosley
Program Manager – Money Coach

Rashidah Butler-Jackson
Program Manager – Money Sense

Pat Rorabeck
Business Director

Adam Braatz
Senior Development Manager

Justin Kern
Marketing & Communications Manager

Rebecca Chriske
Development & Design Manager

Ashley Flatland
Office Manager