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 ADVANCING LEADERS, ACCELERATING CHANGE 

OUR APPROACH

​AALAM’s actions strive to achieve these three key changes:

  • To redefine Milwaukee as a top-ranking
    city for African Americans by 2025

     

  • To ensure that African American leaders choose to live, work and play in Milwaukee
      

  • To enhance a thriving and growing pool of diverse
    and talented African American leaders who contribute
    to positive change in Milwaukee

     

AALAM’s members are organized into “Action Circles” 
which allows them to leverage their spheres of influence
to promote and sustain system-wide change. Below are
the focus areas of engagement, which address specific
goals and impact measures.


• Talent Development
• Sustainability
• Young Adult Leaders
• Communications
• Policy & Practice


 

BACKGROUND

AALAM (African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee) founded
in May 2017, is a cross-sector network of African American leaders
and allies dedicated to developing, supporting and positioning Milwaukee's pool of African American talent.

The inception of AALAM is the result of over 80 African American leaders and supportive allies participating in a three-day SAS (Strategic Actioning Session) training to identify solutions that will help address racial disparities and improve the vitality of African Americans in the city.

AALAM uses a system-wide approach to improve racial equity in Milwaukee through intentional actions that expand, support and
sustain African American leadership in all economic sectors and
at all levels of our community. AALAM is a nonprofit led by a Catalyst Circle/Board of Directors. 



 

AALAM'S HUB CHANGEMAKER ROLES:

●    Convener among African American leaders, providing professional expertise, resources and support on leadership-related topics

 

●    Broker for leveraging funding, access to national resources and fundraising to create opportunities for large scale change

 

●    Influencer of peer organizations, public policy and system-wide change addressing the most critical issues impacting African Americans

 

●    Connector of cross-sector leaders and allies, creating a dynamic coalition sharing a common goal 

OUR BELIEF

Together under a shared vision and commitment, we will positively impact the trajectory of Milwaukee. We will infuse hope by developing and supporting a thriving pool of diverse and talented African American leaders.

 

 

OUR VISION

Milwaukee is a global destination where all African Americans thrive and prosper

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Antonio Riley | Board President |  Principal of Stewart Riley Consulting LLC 

Angela Adams | Secretary | Vice President of Community Relations, Goodwill Industries 

Kyle Lindberg | Treasurer | Director, North American Logistics, Rockwell Automation

Jasmine Johnson | Board Member | Supplier Diversity Director, ManpowerGroup

Michael Morgan | Board Member |  Principal of MLM Consulting LLC 

Kamilah Williams-Kemp | Board Member | Vice President of New Business, Northwestern Mutual 

Kathryn Dunn | Board Member | Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Milwaukee Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Antonio Riley | Board President |  Principal of Stewart Riley Consulting LLC 

Angela Adams | Secretary | Vice President of Community Relations, Goodwill Industries 

Kyle Lindberg | Treasurer | Director, North American Logistics, Rockwell Automation

Jasmine Johnson | Board Member | Supplier Diversity Director, ManpowerGroup

Michael Morgan | Board Member |  Principal of MLM Consulting LLC 

Kamilah Williams-Kemp | Board Member | Vice President of New Business, Northwestern Mutual 

Kathryn Dunn | Board Member | Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Milwaukee Foundation

ACTION CIRCLE LEADERS

 

Deaduri Gales | Young Adult Leaders | Community Engagement Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools 

Tim McMurtry, II | Communications | Community Relations Manager, Employ Milwaukee  

Johannah Karstedt St. John | Communications | Chief Executive Officer, Professional Dimensions

Kalan Haywood, Sr. | Policy & Practice | President, Haywood Group, LLC

Lavelle Young | Sustainability | Chief Executive Officer, Young Development Group  

Julia Taylor | Sustainability | President, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Emily Phillips | Talent Development | Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.

DONORS

Thank you to our donors who supported our initiative and the continuation of it as an established organization
dedicated to supporting a thriving pool of African American talent in the region.

GALLERY

MEDIA

Milwaukee Community Journal: AALAM Seeks to Transform Milwaukee by Advancing African American Leadership...MORE

Madison365: African American Leadership Alliance of Milwaukee Launches in Energetic Event. About 100 people, including State Senator Lena Taylor, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and many business and community leaders, gathered at ManPower headquarters for the announcement of the AALAM, a new organization dedicated to developing, attracting and retaining African American leaders, and lowering racial disparities...MORE

BizTimes: Milwaukee Business News New nonprofit to focus on growing, retaining African American leadership in Milwaukee African American Leadership Alliance of Milwaukee to offer leadership development program...MORE