Stephanie A. Chedid Joins Women's Leadership Council for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI, May 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stephanie A. Chedid, President of Cleary Gull Advisors, joins the Women's Leadership Council for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. She joins an esteemed group of women leaders in the community whose mission is to encourage leadership level giving among women through initiatives targeting and positively impacting problems that principally affect women and girls. This appointment follows her involvement with the United Way's Emerging Leaders Council, which she joined in 2008 and served as Council Co-Chair in 2010. During this time, she also served on the Campaign Cabinet and a one-year appointment to the Board of Directors as a representative of the Emerging Leaders Council.

"Joining the Women's Leadership Council is a great honor and a wonderful way for me to continue my involvement with the United Way," said Chedid. "I am amazed by the generosity of the people and businesses in our community who together have helped the United Way invest over $1 billion to solve our community's most severe problems."

Stephanie Chedid, AIF, is president of Cleary Gull's health care investment advisory division. With 20 years of financial services experience, Stephanie leads a team that is nationally recognized for their expertise in this field, working with health care clients across the country. She and her team have a reputation for spotting trends and opportunities for clients through their exclusive industry-based studies and publications. Stephanie is a member of the firms' Investment Policy Committee. Ms. Chedid is an active speaker within the investment management and health care industry. She was recently named a Woman of Influence in 2014 by The Business Journal.

Milwaukee's Women's Leadership Council was founded in 2002 to mobilize a powerful leadership network of women to strengthen our community through a focused investment of talent, compassion and philanthropy. They encourage members to support council activities through volunteering, advocating and fundraising. They also provide a forum for their members to collaborate and voice their opinions on relevant issues and represent these opinions before the United Way Board.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee Women's Leadership Membership Facts
- 1,840 Women's Leadership members - one of the largest in the nation
- $11.76 million contributed since 2002
- Key financial contributor to the United Way's efforts to reduce teen pregnancy

The Women's Leadership Council will hold its annual "Bruncheon" on May 21, 2014 at the Pfister Hotel. Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is the keynote speaker at the event.

About Cleary Gull
Cleary Gull ( is an employee-owned firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin providing specialized financial services through two operating divisions: Investment Advisory and Investment Banking. Cleary Gull is among the top 100 registered investment advisors in the U.S. (1) with combined assets under management of $2.5 billion as of December 31, 2013 and a focus on high net worth individuals, pilots, and not-for-profit hospitals and senior living communities across the nation. Cleary Gull's investment bankers specialize in providing exclusive advice on sales, mergers, acquisitions, private debt and equity capital placement, typically for transactions from $10 million to $200 million.

(1) Based on an 12/22/12 published ranking of the top broker-dealer registered investment advisers by total assets under management.

About United Way of Greater Milwaukee
United Way of Greater Milwaukee ( advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Their focus is on Education, Income and Health - the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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