Leadership and staff
President and CEO
Brenda Campbell has led SecureFutures since its inception as Make A Difference – Wisconsin in 2006, and her knowledge and vision have been the driving force behind the organization’s growth and impact. As President and CEO of SecureFutures, Brenda oversees day-to-day operations as well as program evolution and expansion, board development, and fundraising. Brenda serves as the organization’s spokesperson, and regularly contributes her expertise on financial literacy as a writer and speaker.
Brenda’s background includes extensive experience in program development, management, and evaluation in the areas of financial literacy, education, workforce development, and child welfare. Brenda is also passionate about empowering women as leaders and serves on the boards of Milwaukee Women Inc. and Professional Dimensions. Brenda was a Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2010 and a 2017 recipient of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.
“I believe in the power of financial education to equip teens with the skills and knowledge for a lifetime of financial capability. I’ve seen how our programs transform lives, families, and communities, and I’m excited for our continued growth and the expansion of our impact in Milwaukee and beyond.”
Board of Directors
Wells Fargo Funds
Pete Syslack is Head of Distribution Initiatives at Wells Fargo Asset Management. Pete began his career in the financial services industry in 1994, and has served in numerous roles, including retirement and college planning specialist, sales manager, national key accounts manager for the Wells Fargo Advantage Money Funds, and Managing Director overseeing the relationship management for Institutional Clients of the Wells Fargo Funds. He holds Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 FINRA licenses and has earned the CIMA designation. Pete has been a member of the SecureFutures Board of Directors since 2016, and has also served on the Fund Development Committee.
American Fidelity Mortgage Services
Lloyd 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.
Nathan Stading, BMO Global Asset Management
– Vice Chair
Jeremy Cain, Crash Course Driver Education Center
Wayne Breitbarth, Power Formula LLC
Andrea Cataldo, Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Jackie Darr, Racon Capital Partners
Sandy Dunst, Community Advocate
Tracy Foss, Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Mike Kelly, UBS Financial
Irina Kwiatkowska, Associated Bank
Patrick McDonough, Milwaukee Bucks
Elmer Moore, Scale Up Milwaukee
John Mroz, Northwestern Mutual
Sydney Nelson, Advocate Aurora Health
Jim Neubauer, OneAmerica
Rebecca Neumann, UW-Milwaukee
Michael Schelble, Provident Trust Co.
Jon Smucker, Marietta Investment Partners
Christine Smyth, The Private Client Reserve at US Bank
Anne Tidmore, Johnson Financial Group
Sara Walker, BMO Private Bank
ANON Charitable Trust
Alpha Investment Consulting Group
The Burish Group, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Wealth
PNC Wealth Management
UW Board of Regents
Milwaukee Urban League
Milwaukee Business Journal
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Wells Capital Management
Milwaukee Public Schools
Geneva Capital Management
Milwaukee Board of School Directors
Jewish Home & Care Center
Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
RBC Wealth Management
Mary Ellen Stanek
Robert W. Baird
Robert W. Baird
Les Weil Consulting, LLC