Leadership and staff

Brenda Campbell
President and CEO

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Brenda Campbell _ Make a Difference WisconsinBrenda Campbell has led Make A Difference – Wisconsin since its inception 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.
” At Make A Difference, we’ve been able to defy nationwide trends by investing 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.”

Lloyd Levin, American Fidelity Mortgage Services Inc.
Founder and Board Emeritus

Lloyd Levin Make a Difference WisconsinLloyd Levin is an expert in the real estate industry at his company and parlayed his extensive business acumen into the founding of Make A Difference – Wisconsin in 2006. Lloyd has more than 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in industrial, commercial and residential real estate. In response to a call to action from Marty Stein, a friend of Lloyd’s and a noted Milwaukee philanthropist, Lloyd established Make A Difference – Wisconsin as a means to empower teens and improve community financial well-being. Lloyd remains an active leader at Make A Difference – Wisconsin and in 2012 was awarded the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award.

Board of Directors

Dave Frieder, US Bank
Board Chair

Board Vice Chair –  Sara Walker, Associated Bank

Board Secretary – Rebecca Neumann, UW-Milwaukee

Board Treasurer – Wayne Breitbarth, Power Formula
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 Wealth Advisors
Mike Kelly, UBS Financial
Patrick McDonough, Milwaukee Bucks
Elmer Moore, Scale Up Milwaukee
James 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
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp.
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
Linda Salchenberger
Marquette University
Mark Sain
Milwaukee School Board Director
Mike Sattell
Jewish Home & Care Center
Joe Schlidt
Godfrey & Kahn, s.c.
Howard Schnoll
RBC Wealth Management
Mary Ellen Stanek
Robert W. Baird
Dan Steininger
Steininger & Associates, LLC
Dan Tranchita
Robert W. Baird, Inc.
Les Weil
Les Weil Consulting, LLC
Ray Wilson


Pat Rorabeck
Program Director

Kristen Ruhl
Senior Program Manager

Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey
Volunteer Manager

Rashidah Butler-Jackson
Program Manager – Money Sense

Stephaine Crosley
Program Manager – Money Coach

Ashley Flatland
Program & Development Associate

Justin Kern
Marketing & Communications Manager

Rebecca Murray
Development & Design Manager

Jeni Foshey
Development Manager

Elizabeth Erickson
Administrative Coordinator/Accounting Assistant