making regions feel smaller and ideas grow bigger

We’re an independent group that bonds Milwaukee & Madison leaders through monthly experiences.

160 Members between Milwaukee & Madison

96% in leadership & executive roles

40% of members are women

83% are on a non-profit board

62% own their own business

uniting Milwaukee and Madison

Change happens at the speed of trust. We’re accelerating this trust between Wisconsin’s economic and political hubs through hundreds of hugs, handshakes and happy hours.

WHO WE'VE MET

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we push communities forward

Planning Civic Succession

We provide a safe space for leaders to share wisdom and war stories.

Growing Better Leaders

We challenge and support each other with new ideas and resources.

Facilitating Board Placements

We help good people find each other through their passions

Inspiring Action

We come together to tackle our region’s biggest challenges.

The Hoan Family

MEmber selection

Hoan is invitation-only. We prioritize diversity and chemistry and insist that all members are positive, passionate, professionally accomplished and civically engaged.

1Hope

3tree Marketing Co.

A. O. Smith

Advocate Aurora Health

ALIVE MKE

Amazon

American Family Insurance

American Red Cross

Ascendant Holdings

Astor Street Foundation

AVID Risk Solutions

B-Team Strategy

Badger Liquor

Badger meter

Baird

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Big Top Sports and Entertainment

Carex Consulting Group

CARW

CBRE

Century Fence Company

Charlie Wills Team-Real Estate Partners

Christian Faith Fellowship Church and Plaza

CI Design

City of Madison

Crescent Grove Advisors

CUNA Mutual Group

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

Democracy Found

Direct Supply

Downtown Madison, Inc.

Dynamic Events by David Caruso

Epic

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Ernst & Young

Evergreen Healthcare Partners

Exact Sciences

Fiore Companies, Inc.

First Weber Inc

Food Fight Restaurant Group

Frontline Commercial Real Estate

Frontdesk

FUNCTIONAIRE

GE Healthcare

gener8tor

GoGeddit Marketing & MediA

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Greater Milwaukee Committee

Groundwork Events

Gruber Law Offices

Hardin Design & Development

Harley-Davidson

HealthX Ventures

HN Co

Husch Blackwell LLP

ImagineMKE

Interstate Parking Company

Ixonia Bank

J. Jeffers & Co

JCP Construction

JNL Investments Ltd

Johnson Controls

Johnson Financial Group

JP Cullen

Katie Boyce Company

Knight Barry Title

Komatsu Mining

Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk s.c.

Lube-Tech & Partners

Madison Gas and Electric

Majic Productions

ManpowerGroup

Marquette University

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

MicroTransponder

Milwaukee bucks

MillerCoors

Milwaukee Area Technical CollegE

Milwaukee Downtown

Milwaukee Excellence Charter School

Milwaukee Film

Miron Construction

Mortenson

Mueller Communications

Near West Side Partners, Inc.

Neider & Boucher, S.C.

New Land Enterprises

Northwestern Mutual

OnMilwaukee

Palermo Villa Inc

Palermo's Pizza

Pattee Group

PNC Bank

Post Road

Quasius Construction

Rausch Sturm

Red Card Media - Isthmus Publishing

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Riverwalk Psychotherapy, Akhilanda Consulting

Scanalytics Inc

SHINE Medical Technologies and also BrightStar Wisconsin

Spencer Real Estate Group

SRH

Steinhafels Furniture Inc.

Teens Grow Greens!!

TEMPO MIlwaukee

The Edgewater

The Effective Communication Coach, LLC

The Firm Consulting

The Horton Group

The Park Bank

The QTI Group

Thrivent Financial

Trek Bicycle

Tri City National Bank

Tribe 9 Foods

Turke & Strauss LLP

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Urban Land Interests

US Bank

UW Athletic Department

UW Health

Vizance, Inc.

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Waukesha County DPW

WEC Energy Group

Wells Fargo

West Bend Mutual Insurance

Wheel & Sprocket

Wintrust Wealth

Wipfli LLP

WiRED Properties

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Wisconsin Policy Forum

Young Enterprising Society (YES)

Zilber Family Foundation

Meet our Leadership Team

Our leadership team helps ensure that our values and goals align with our mission. This team consists of the most civic-minded and caring leaders in our community.  

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HOAN GROUP & MILLENIAN LLC
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Milwaukee

Ian Abston

President
Hoan Group & Millenian LLC
Milwaukee

Erickajoy Daniels

SVP, Chief Diversity Officer
Advocate Aurora
Madison

Jason Ilstrup

President
Downtown Madison, Inc.
Milwaukee

DJ Hines II

Business Owner/Executive
CFFC/DJ Hines Enterprises
Madison

Leslie Orrantia

Milwaukee

Lori Richards

CEO
Mueller Communications
Madison

Angela Russell

VP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CUNA Mutual Group
Milwaukee

Matthew J. Sabljak

Partner, President
SRH Marketing
Madison

Rachel Neill

CEO
Carex Consulting Group
Milwaukee

Jason Schultz

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer
Michael Best
Madison

Jeannie Cullen Schultz

Co President
JP Cullen
Madison

Scott Resnick

Hardin Design & Development
Madison

Katie Boyce

Senior Director, Corporate Affairss
Exact Sciences
Madison

Craig Bartlett

Owner - Associate Publisher
Red Card Media - Isthmus Publishing
Milwaukee

Tracy Johnson

President/CEO
Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin

Non-Profits

These are a list of nonprofits that our members are engaged in that help push our communities forward.

100State

employ milwaukee

march of dimes (madison chapter)

rotary club of downtown madison

414digital

evangelical catholic

marian university

safe & sound

88nine radio milwaukee

fast

marquette university business school alumni association

salvation army

acts development board

feeding america of eastern wisconsin

messmer catholic schools

sharon lynne wilson center for the arts

aquinas academy

fitchburg chamber of commerce

meta house

sharp literacy

ascension wisconsin

fix the system- wi

metrogo

smart growth greater madison

aurora healing & advocay service

friends of milwaukee public library

mexican fiesta

st. augustine prep

ballpark day of faith

gold in september

midwest athletes against childhood cancer

st. mary's hospital foundation

bel canto choir

gps education partners

milwaukee art museum

startingblock madison

bid #21

hard hats with hearts

milwaukee ballet

summit credit union

big brother big sister

hfs scholars

milwaukee players forum

tempo milwaukee

bioforward

highland community school

milwaukee press club

unemployment appeals clinic

blackhawk country club

hispanic collaborative

milwaukee public musuem

united way

bublr

historic third ward

milwaukee rep

united way diversity leadership society

carbone cancer center

holy redeemder community credit union

mission fuel

united way vision council

cardinal stritch university school of business

hope street

mke film

united way women united leadership council

cargill united methodist church finance board

hpgm

mke parks foundation

university houses preschool

carmen high school

i.c. stars milwaukee

mlk bid #8

urban ecology center

chris kegel foundation

ice age trail alliance

mmac cosbe

visit milwaukee

citizen action of wisconsin education fund

imaginemke

mmsd commissioner

wedc

city of middleton SUSTAINABILITY committee

isthmus montessori academy

mt. mary university center for healthcare innovation

wi academy of graduate service dogs

city on a hill

janesville generations fund

mt. mary univeristy communication school advisory council

wisconsin academy of sciences, arts and letters

coa youth and family centers

john h. scott memorial fund

neighborhood house

Wisconsin ASSOCIATION of African-American Lawyers

community around the children's hospital (catch)

journey house

newaukee

wisconsin chamber orchestra

crime stoppers milwaukee

laprairie 4-h finance board

pathways high

Wisconsin Community Services

dane buy local

latino veterans of valor

pearls for teen girls

Wisconsin Innovation Awards

destination milwaukee

lisc milwaukee

penfield children's center

Wisconsin Local Food Network

destiny highschool

lynden sculpture garden

president of brittingham viking scholarship organization

Wisconsin Lutheran High School Board

discovery world

macc garden

professional dimensions charitable fund

Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development

downtown eau claire, inc

madison area sports commission

rails-to-trails conservancy

Wisconsin Progress

downtown madison, inc

madison children's museum

red letter grant, inc

Wisconsin State Fair

doyenne group

madison college hr advisory board

riverwest food pantry

Wisconsin Workforce Developement Association

east side wisconsin foundation

madison festivals

rock county 5.0

Women in Focus, Inc

ejvue foundation

madison symphony orchestra league

roots for the home team

Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin

emerging leaders

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