Raquel FilmanowiczRaquel Filmanowicz, Secretary

Raquel Filmanowicz is the Director, U.S. Community Affairs for BMO Harris Bank overseeing Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas City, Mo., and Rockford, Ill., districts. In this role she has accountability for developing integrated community affairs plans that includes strategic philanthropic outreach. She works closely with the bank’s executive team and heads of major business lines, bankers, staff, marketing, corporate community and sponsorships to facilitate execution of integrated community affairs plans.

Prior to her role at BMO Harris Bank, Filmanowicz was appointed Health Operations Administrator for the City of Milwaukee Health Department in 2008 by Mayor Tom Barrett. She was responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of its three major health divisions. In addition to serving as the department’s liaison to the Mayor’s Office, elected officials, and other department executives, she provided strategic guidance and direction for the health department’s Communications and Administration section.

From 2002 to 2008, she served as the department’s Health Communications Officer where she managed all media relations, marketing and communications for the department. In this role, Filmanowicz directed communications for disease outbreak response (Monkeypox, West Nile, measles, mumps) and developed innovative, culturally sensitive public health information campaigns.

A native of Chicago, Filmanowicz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and holds a certificate of Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College. In March 2009, she attended Driving Government Performance, an executive program conducted at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In February 2010 she was selected into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40 awards program. Her civic involvement includes terms on the Board of Directors of PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. and the WELL CITY executive committee; she was also a member of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Wisconsin Public Health Association. Currently serves on the board of directors for the American Heart Association and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.