Nettles.jpgMilwaukee, WI - June 28, 2012 - Cory Nettles, managing director of Generation Growth Capital and former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, will join the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board, effective July 1.

"We are excited to have Cory joining our Board," said Ellen M. Gilligan, Foundation president and CEO. "He brings tremendous leadership and strategic thinking, as well as strong experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors."

Nettles succeeds Frank Gimbel, an attorney and founding partner of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, who served on the Board since 2002 and completed his term in June.

In addition to Generation Growth Capital, a Milwaukee-based private equity fund he founded in 2007, Nettles also serves as of counsel in Quarles & Brady's corporate services and government relations groups. Nettles had served two years in former Gov. Jim Doyle's administration as secretary of the Department of Commerce prior to joining the corporate sector. Under Nettles' leadership, the department invested $280 million in businesses and communities in the state.

Nettles received a bachelor of arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

He serves on various corporate and nonprofit boards including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Partners Advancing Values in Education, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Usher's New Look Foundation.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.


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