Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County
These annual awards honor young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who are creating and inspiring a better vision for the future. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking the right steps today by building a dynamic and meaningful path that will continue to have a positive impact on the community. They are taking strides to further themselves personally and professionally by showing initiative, determination and commitment.
Congratulations to the 2020 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County:
President, Belman Homes and Belman Builders
David Belman is President of Belman Homes and Belman Builders, one of the top 10 largest home builders in the Metro Milwaukee market. David’s vision for Belman Homes is to give back to the community and industry. He builds homes for Operation Finally Home (OFH) which provides mortgage-free homes to wounded war heroes in order for them to transition back to a civilian life. To date, Belman Homes has provided homes for five heroes and their families. In addition, David generously gives his time mentoring and developing students in the building industry by teaching at WCTC’s Real Estate and Interior/Architectural Program.
Functional Manager, Magnetic Resonance Division, GE Healthcare
Jennifer Black holds a BS, MS, and PhD from Marquette University with focus on electrical engineering and electromagnetics. Jen’s work impacted diagnostic imaging by reducing patient scanning times, creating a more kid-friendly scanning environment, and enabling researchers to push the boundaries of conventional MRI by creating platforms upon which to do their studies. Jen enjoys giving back to the community as a coach of several FIRST Lego League teams, by speaking at local schools about careers in engineering, holding donation drives, volunteering at her church, and being a key team leader of GE Community Service Day.
Director, HR Services & Total Rewards, MRA – The Management Association
Deidre Garrett is the Director of HR Services & Total Rewards at MRA – The Management Association. Anyone who knows Deidre has witnessed her passion for helping businesses succeed. Throughout the years, she has shared best practices and frequently spoken to community groups and businesses about how the world of work continues to transform. Her accomplishments in recruiting and HR are attributed to her ability to develop trusting relationships with organizational leaders, as well as provide unique solutions to help them drive their businesses forward.
Aaron Hall is a seasoned trial attorney in Davis|Kuelthau’s Milwaukee office. He is a steadfast pillar of leadership, not only as an expert trial attorney, but because he recognizes the importance of community engagement. As a former prosecutor for Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, Aaron handled diverse matters in state and federal courts, specifically working in the Sensitive Crimes Unit, where he represented victims with compassion and fortitude. He currently serves as the Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County and was previously the President of the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Board, and served on the City of Waukesha Plan Commission. He has also volunteered as a judge for the WI High School Mock Trial Tournament and for the Hunger Task Force.
Director, Business & Community Engagement, Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority
Ana Simpson has an extensive career in retail, business and corporate banking. She has served on numerous boards and community associations to help expand business development and entrepreneurship opportunities for women, Hispanics, and other diverse populations. As the Director of Business and Community Engagement at the Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), Ana’s team focuses on growing economic development statewide as well as promoting financing products and tools that support WHEDA’s multi-family lending activity.
Group Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank
Bill is a leader within the bank and his community. At the age of 31, he became the youngest Commercial Banking team leader in the history of Wintrust Commercial Banking. His sales activity within the Bank has consistently been in the top two performers in Wisconsin and top 20 throughout Wintrust for the past four years. Bill lives by the Jesuit motto “Men and Women for Others” in his personal and professional life, focusing on others before himself. In addition, Bill has been as active member on the Board of Directors for both the Hope Center and HAWS, as well as an adjunct professor at Carroll University.