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Meet the Team

 

spaitselizabeth-226x300Elizabeth Cizinsky
Program Manager

Elizabeth Spaits Cizinsky serves as the program manager at Scale Up Milwaukee, where she oversees and manages all aspects from conception to execution of Scale Up Milwaukee programs and events, including the Scalerator. Elizabeth also directs all program evaluation and economic research. She earned her degree in economics and political science from Marquette University.

Prior to joining the GMC, Elizabeth spent two years with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a development coordinator in the Foundation. She has worked with several other local nonprofits, including Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Zoological Society. Elizabeth has also conducted research at Marquette University Law School and spent a semester of college interning in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her work with Scale Up Milwaukee, Elizabeth spends time with her Little Sister through Metro Milwaukee’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and remains engaged with her sorority Sigma Kappa at Marquette University.

elizabeth@sumke.com

elmermoore-jr-headshot-200x300Elmer Moore Jr
Executive Director

Elmer Moore Jr. is the executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee. He came to Milwaukee as the director of business development for Allen Edmonds Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of premium men’s footwear, apparel, and accessories. He previously led multicultural student recruitment as associate dean of admissions at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and has traveled extensively speaking and teaching on the topics of admissions, diversity and public speaking. Elmer also teaches entrepreneurship at Marquette University.

Elmer serves on the board of Make a Difference Wisconsin, an organization teaching financial literacy to teens. He earned his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City.

elmer@sumke.com

 

 

heather-pechacekHeather Pechacek
Membership Manager

Heather Pechacek is the membership manager of Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, focused on growth and economic development in the Milwaukee region. She joined the team to help develop and grow the membership platform of Scale Up Milwaukee while developing member benefits and creating a pool of assets for its members.

Heather moved to Milwaukee in 2009 and previously worked as the marketing and event manager for Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s alternative newsweekly. Her focus was to help businesses participate in community based events to bring growth and recognition to their company through community outreach and support. It was there that she fell in love with Milwaukee and the abundant resources it has to offer. She is passionate about giving and spends her free time on the leadership committee for Salvation Army Milwaukee County Echelon.

heather@sumke.com