Tracie recently transitioned into the Global DEI Operations and ERG program manager role at Rockwell Automation headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. In this role she will oversee the 66 Global ERG chapters in the organization, partner with them in their development, growth and reach within Rockwell Globally to further the DEI interests and work toward a more inclusive culture. Operational aspects of DEI are also included in her roles and partnering with internal stakeholders on driving the entire DEI strategy forward.
Tracie is a Milwaukee native and Marquette University graduate. She recently transitioned to the DEI Operations and ERG Global Program Manager for Rockwell Automation and formerly served as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager- North America for Manpower Group. Tracie has served on a plethora of boards and councils to advance interests for underserved communities, justice impacted individuals and BIPOC individuals.
Tracie currently serves as Board President for The Community, Board Development Chair for ArtWorks Milwaukee, Counsel Member for Marquette University’s - Counsel for Native American Affairs, Marquette University’s -Auntie’s Circle, National Board Member at Marquette University, REID Leadership Committee, Diversity Leadership Society Chair Person with United Way and President for Marquette University High Schools Mother’s Guild. She is passionate about being involved in her community as well as in the lives of her two children.
She is a proud member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
Tracie’s favorite roles are that of wife, mother, dog mom, gecko mom and fan of all things Marquette athletics, Bucks, Brewers and Packers!
Our Roots Say We’re Connected Podcast- Auntie’s Circle 2022
Most Influential Native Leaders in Wisconsin 2023 – Madison 365
Emerging Women Leader Member with Tempo January 2023
Shanita Rowsey accepted a new role as Account Executive with the Milwaukee Radio Group. The Milwaukee Radio Group houses 102.9 THE HOG, Pure Oldies 106.9, Jammin’ 98.3, JOY 1340 and 96.5 WKLH radio stations. In her role, she will be helping local and regional businesses grow through the power of radio advertising and marketing.
Shanita received a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Mount Mary University and is currently working on her master’s in business administration.
Fun facts: She is an author and life coach who loves to travel.
Congratulations on the new role Shanita!!!
Her career highlights include renewing the Brew City Match Collaboration under a shared mission to support small business growth in target neighborhoods, reactivating commercial corridor growth along National Avenue in Silver City, co-developing an award-winning pilot program supporting BIPOC restaurant owners while addressing food security and accessibility among seniors, and supporting the creation of more than 150 jobs and more than $2.6 million in small business and commercial real estate investments.
Her career path in economic development started in Peace Corps El Salvador, where she focused on fueling local entrepreneurship and wealth-building. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University where she also completed a fellowship with the Ministry of Tourism in Belize.
Celia and her team have a vision that “Milwaukee County will become the most diverse, inclusive, and economically vibrant county in Wisconsin through excellence in real estate development, leasing, and sales and building partnerships that drive economic opportunities.”
In her personal time, Celia enjoys outdoor adventures with her family and friends, winning cribbage games, and rescuing cats.
Director of Economic Development
To serve in this capacity during this season of my career is a tremendous blessing. The YMCA is in 10,000 communities and we strive to transform lives through our programs worldwide. In this role, I will have the opportunity to serve in partnership with local chief volunteer officers and board members as they navigate through Executive transition options. I will assist them in their efforts to identify their next Chief Executive Officer. I will also be able to use my networks, relationships, and influence to build pipelines through intentional succession planning to prepare leaders for future opportunities.Advocating for underrepresented communities and ensuring that all dimensions of diversity have access to the table is a priority for me.PD has prepared for for such a time as this and I am incredibly thankful to serve in this capacity.
Shaneé Jenkins Sr. Director of Executive Leadership/CEO, YMCA PD President 2023-2024
MASON STREET MASSAGE INVITES COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE GRAND RE-OPENING ON JULY 29, 2023 FROM 12PM-2PM.
MILWAUKEE, WI July 20, 2023/Mason Street Lymphatic & Therapeutic Massage is pleased to announce the Grand Re-opening of its downtown Milwaukee location on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 12pm-2pm.
Formerly Revive Bodyworks MKE, the new location is 759 N Milwaukee Street Suite 410 and provides Lymphatic and Therapeutic massage to ease chronic pain and inflammation. They provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage or Lymphatic Massage treatments to support immune function, post surgical healing, brain and gut health and prenatal/ postpartum care.
More details can be found here: www.MasonStreetMassage.com
“One of our founding principles at Mason Street Lymphatic & Therapeutic Massage is that you deserve to live the life you desire without pain and inflammation. As more and more people turn to a holistic approach that supports longevity in physical, mental, and spiritual health, we have created a safe space where we can enjoy and support each other in our own healing journeys.
Founded in January 2021, by Licensed Massage Therapist and certified Lymphatic Drainage Expert, May Schmitz, she is committed to help clients find relief from pain and inflammation through natural treatment programs.
May says, “You deserve good health and to feel normal and comfortable in your own body. I help people on their journeys to improve their health by resetting a key necessary function. Your long term health focuses on cleaning, detoxing and resetting your body’s natural filtering system, the Lymphatic system. I offer a range of services to help you achieve your wellness goals, whether you're seeking speedy healing, relief from swelling and pain post-surgery, or a natural approach to combat fatigue, brain fog, or hormonal elimination. I am committed to making your journey a little easier.”
The free event is open to new and returning clients. It will be hosted at Mason Street Massage on 759 N Milwaukee Street Suite 410 and catered by the Mecca Sports Bar & Grill. Be prepared for a short and sweet afternoon of carnival games to win tickets and increase your odds of winning big prizes from local participating businesses including Float Milwaukee, Square One Soapworks, Glamour Lash, Mindscapes Hypnotherapy, Tru Cannabliss, and Carrie Murphy Acupuncture.
Additionally, now through Saturday July 29, 2023, every $100 you spend with Mason Street Massage, you'll receive 10 bonus tickets to enter into the raffle.
The first 50 attendees will receive Swag bags. There will be door prizes, carnival games for special discounts, services, and products. Enjoy food & refreshments, music, and fun.
Raffle Proceeds will be donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Mason Street Massage is Milwaukee's premier massage practice for safe and effective Lymphatic Drainage massage.
For more details, please go to MasonStreetMassage.com or click here to RSVP.
May Schmitz, LMT, MLD-C
Pain & Inflammation Specialist
759 N Milwaukee St #410
Milwaukee WI 53202
Dear PD Members and Charitable Fund Donors,
I am so proud to share that last week, Deitra McFadden - Treasurer of the Charitable Fund Board, Lauren Feaster - our CEO and I accompanied our Signature Project Champions - Davina Elim and Courtney Kelly to deliver that final installment to our current Signature Project, Nia Imani Family Inc..
This fulfills our commitment of $100,000 over our two year partnership to support their important work of fostering independent living for mothers and children recovering from homelessness, violence and life traumatic experiences. Your support has and is making a difference for women and girls in our community.
Stay tuned for more about our new Signature Project Partner - Sherman Phoenix Foundation's Women and Mom's Entrepreneurship Program. We are so excited about the many opportunities for engagement!
Chair, Professional Dimension's Charitable Fund Board
Charlotte Supple is the Founder of Hale Consulting Services, LLC where she supports small businesses and start ups by providing support and resources to help organizations reach their goals. Charlotte spent nearly 20 years as a leader in small businesses and start ups developing a broad generalist background, which equips her to help owners operate many areas of their business including financial management, leadership development, strategic planning, HR, DEIB training and more! She believes in maintaining a positive mindset, providing excellent communication, and always striving for significant outcomes. When you work with her, you can expect collaboration with transparency and consistency.
Prior to launching her own business, Charlotte worked in veterinary medicine for fourteen years of her career, helping pets and their people have access to the most advanced care in their time of need. For the majority of her veterinary career, she played a key role in growing a network of hospitals from its infancy through acquisition, with opportunities to lead efforts in strategic planning, fiscal management, facilities and IT, leadership and development, event planning, relationship building, change management, marketing strategy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. She also worked in "human" healthcare organizations centered on understanding and serving vulnerable groups through organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Centro Médico Susan Hou/Daniels Hamant Foundation - an international medical clinic and foundation serving a rural community in lowland Bolivia, and Neighborhood Diabetes - a diabetes supply company with a focus on patient education and support.
With roots in anthropology, experiences serving vulnerable populations, and a desire to improve her workplace, Charlotte is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. She champions this work through her consulting business and through her volunteer roles as well. She has been a member of PD since 2018, serving on the Racial Equity Committee and on the Board. She serves as the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of Bay Bridge Wisconsin, a community organization in Whitefish Bay working to raise awareness about cultural and racial bias and to influence policy within the village, school district, and law enforcement structures. She is also a proud Girl Scout troop leader for her daughter's troop where she has the wonderful opportunity to uplift the next generation of women leaders!
Charlotte graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's in Medical Anthropology, focusing her studies on public health, women’s health, and gender studies. She later earned a Master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare management.
Outside of her professional interests, Charlotte enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their lab/hound mix, Dolly Parton!
Erica Gumieny is the Founder and CEO of Pivotal Point, LLC where she serves organizations and individuals by helping them to increase revenue, launch products, and get out of their own way to reach their goals.
Erica’s specialty is renovating and reinvigorating teams, products, and people. She considers herself to be like Vanilla Ice, if there is a problem, she’ll solve it!
Erica shares her fun and honest communication style as a published author and creator and host of The Funny Kind, a video and blog series where she seeks to find the kindness and light in everyday places.
In her corporate career, Erica honed her senior leadership skills in a variety of industries including health care, higher education, advertising, training, development and transportation. For six years she was a top performer and leader within the Commercial Growth Division of Advocate Aurora Health, the 9th largest health care system in the US. She was instrumental in advancing business development and creating the account management strategy while managing a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies across Wisconsin and Illinois.
In addition to her work, Erica has served in many volunteer roles. Currently, Erica is on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is Chair of the Charitable Fund Board of Professional Dimensions. She also served as board president for The Parenting Network and the Alverno College Alumnae Association. Erica and her family also love to serve meals for Community Projects for Seniors.
Erica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with Honors from Alverno College and her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University.
Erica is married to Jay, owner of Central States Insurance Agency and they have two adult children whom they adore being with to laugh, learn and make memories together.
Congratulations, Laura on your new role as the Director of Resource Development with the Greater Milwaukee Committee! In this role, she develops and manages philanthropic relationships with key community stakeholders to fund the mission and programs of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
Before joining the GMC, Laura worked at Alverno College as the Director of Corporation and Foundations Relations. Laura has also worked in fundraising at Marquette University, American Heart Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
Before her career in fundraising, Laura was a mental health counselor in the Racine County Jail and for the Department of Corrections, focused on rehabilitation and re-entry programs. These experiences sparked a passion for helping others and continues through her current work at the GMC.
Laura received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Quincy University, Quincy, IL.
Since 2015, Laura has volunteered with the Wisconsin Humane Society. She is an active member of Professional Dimensions, serving on the Programs Committee this past year. In fall 2022, Laura will become the VP of Programs.
Be sure to add her on LinkedIn!
The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence list includes prominent business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin who are making the Milwaukee area a better place to live and work. We're proud to celebrate 5 incredible winners who are #PDWOMEN:
In the category of “Family Business”: Lauryn Deck, MindBusiness LLC. and President-Elect, Professional Dimensions
In the category of “Community Supporter”: Maddy Tarbox, VJS Construction Services, Inc.
In the category of “Inspiraition”: Chauntel McKenzie, America's Black Holocaust Museum’s
In the category of “Nonprofit Leadership”: Ginny Finn (she/her), YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
In the category of “Public Policy”: Corey Zetts, Menomonee Valley Partners
In all, 30 women are honored as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2022 Women of Influence Awards. These women are the cream of the crop of Milwaukee’s professional community. They’ve grown businesses, created products, inspired future generations and made southeastern Wisconsin a better place.
The winners will be honored in a special section in the June 17 issue and at a June 21 awards event at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.”
Learn more by following Milwaukee Business Journal.
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