The Milwaukee Succeeds Executive Committee exists to ensure that investment in thought leadership, financial and talent resources, and the ability to influence policy and leverage relationships at the City, State and Federal levels, are all brought to bear as needed to ensure the successful implementation of strategies that result in improved educational outcomes for every child in Milwaukee, cradle to career.
There are 3 co-chairs, representing the key segments of our community needed to lead change and improvements across the educational eco-system in Milwaukee:
Executive Committee members
- represent top-level decision makers in leadership roles key to engaging all sectors of the education ecosystem in Milwaukee.
- are well respected throughout the Milwaukee Education community.
- represent the diversity of thought, race/ethnicity, gender and influence in the Milwaukee community necessary for the success of the Milwaukee Succeeds mission.
Jacqueline Herd-Barber ( co- chair)
Community Volunteer/ Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board
Mike Lovell (co- chair)
President, Marquette University
John Schlifske (co - chair)
Chairman and CEO,Northwestern Mutual
President Bader Philanthropies
Mayor Tom Barrett
Mayor City of Milwaukee
VP & GM of Imaging Subsystems, GE Healthcare
Executive Director Milwaukee Succeeds
Superintendent Milwaukee Public Schools
President & CEO Greater Milwaukee Foundation
President, Milwaukee Area Technical College
Chancellor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Co Chair, Greater Milwaukee Committee
President Milwaukee Public School Board
President Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
President, Greater Milwaukee Committee
Mary Lou Young
President & CEO United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County