Helping Position TEMPO Women for Business Boards
Kristine Euclide and Kim Sponem, project co-chairs
TEMPO has launched a 2019-2021 initiative called PROJECT REACH to build better business boards by making them more diverse. The initiative will focus on increasing the number of TEMPO women on business boards. The TEMPO Board appointed a Steering Committee to lead this effort-- Kristine Euclide and Kim Sponem (co-chairs), Donna Beestman, Beth Bennett, Kathy Blumenfeld, Theola Carter, Sue Anne Kaestner, Kelda Roys, and Shana Lewis (ex-officio). As co-chairs of this project, we were asked to briefly share something about our business board experience. In a future article we will talk more about the initiative and about why we find business board service rewarding. Most importantly, if you would like to learn more about Project REACH, keep watching for updates and feel free to contact any of the Steering Committee members.
We both have extensive experience with a mix of community, professional and business boards, often in leadership roles. Kristine is currently Board Chair for WPS Health Solutions. She previously was Managing Partner at Stafford Rosenbaum Law Firm and, in her role as Sr VP and General Counsel at MGE, she frequently interacted with the MGE Board. She also served on the MGE Foundation Board. Over the past 35 years, and continuing today, Kris holds leadership positions on numerous community boards at the local and state level.
Kim currently serves on the business boards of Society Insurance and WPS Health Solutions. As CEO of Summit Credit Union, she reports to a 9-member board. She also is currently on several community boards and industry boards (Chair of Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Credit Union Executive Society, Consumer Federation of America). She also has a long history of service on community and professional boards at the local, state and national levels.
Again, please let us know if you are interested in getting involved with Project REACH!