About Us

Staff

Matt Montemurro

Matt Montemurro

President/CEO

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Professional Qualifications
Prior to joining RAMAC in November of 2016, I worked in the banking industry for 37 years, with the last 20 at Johnson Bank as a Vice President of Commercial Banking. It was a smooth transition from banking to the nonprofit world as many of my former banking clients are also chamber members.

Experience and Expertise
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.

Additional Accomplishments
I serve the Racine community in these ways: Board Member of United Way of Racine County, Racine County Workforce Development Board, Higher Expectations of Racine County Executive Committee, and UW-Parkside Advisory Board for the College of Business, Economics, and Computing.

Fun Fact
In 2018 I was inducted into the Kenosha Softball Hall of Fame.

Anna Clementi

Anna Clementi

Vice President of Operations

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Professional Qualifications
I have been with RAMAC since 2013 which makes me the unofficial historian in the office. My background consists mostly of working in the governmental sector. My career started as a health inspector for the City of Racine and also with preparedness planning for the tri-county region – Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth. I also worked at UW-Parkside where I was heavily involved with the nonprofit communities in Racine and Kenosha. Those experiences were a perfect backdrop to moving into my current position as Vice President of Operations at the chamber of commerce for the greater Racine community.

Experience and Expertise
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Public Health from UW-Eau Claire. (Go Blugolds! I was a cheerleader.) I believe in being a lifelong learner and in 2022 I finished a 4-year program (that took 6 years because of the pandemic) through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce around organizational management. I officially have a credential of “IOM” for nonprofit organization management. I am also a proud graduate of the Leadership Racine program in 2001.

Additional Accomplishments
I am currently involved with the following organizations in the Racine community: 4th Fest of Greater Racine 1st VP and PR Committee Chair, Racine Community Foundation board member, Events and Marketing Committee Chair with Racine Revitalization Partnership, and member of the Academies of Racine Steering Committee as well as the BMAC Council Chair.

Fun Fact
I collect “monkeys” and have many unique monkey pieces from around the world.

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Carmella Venturini

Business Development Coordinator

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Professional Qualifications
I joined the RAMAC team in 2015. My professional career prior to RAMAC was alongside my husband and brother-in-law as business partners in a Gingiss Formalwear franchise. While overseeing several store locations, I wore many hats from marketing, sales, and inventory control, to HR. This experience has given me numerous business relationships and friendships in Racine and Kenosha which aids me in my role as Business Development Coordinator at RAMAC.

Experience and Expertise
After graduating high school, I continued my education in interior design which then directed me to commercial lighting and business administration. Over the years, I have held a variety of positions that required online training and certificates.

Additional Accomplishments
I have been involved with many nonprofit organizations over the years and currently am a Racine Founders Rotary Club member as well as the Committee Chair for Fellowship. I am also a commissioner for the Village of Mount Pleasant Community Development Authority.

Fun Fact
I am a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren with a 4th on the way!

Judy Gavigan

Finance and HR Generalist

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Professional Qualifications

I am excited to be the newest to the RAMAC team! My background includes over 30 years of extensive training, certification, and hands-on experience in the areas of sales, coaching, and performance management. My career in the financial field followed by healthcare has allowed me to build relationships with organizations and people throughout the Racine community where I have served in many capacities. As a VP Manager at Johnson Bank and Wells Fargo, I have had the opportunity to hardwire the customer service aspect of connecting with people. As a Director of Sales and then Operations at Ascension All Saints I gained an understanding of human resources and also project implementation. All of which has helped me to fit into my role here at RAMAC.

Experience and Expertise

While attending high school in upstate New York, I also participated in an accelerated two-year program through the Board of Cooperative Education for business and data processing. My experience has been enhanced by the ability to take specific courses/training with Gateway Technical College and the American Institute of Banking. A great deal of experience in clinic operations was through on-the-job training. I am also a certified True Colors facilitator and a proud graduate of the Leadership Racine program graduating in 1999.

Additional Accomplishments
I have served on many boards over the years and currently sit on the board for the Siena Retreat Center as Treasurer as well as the Business Administration Committee Chair.

Fun Fact
I was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey show!

Savanna Bertzyk

Administrative Assistant

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Professional Qualifications
I joined the RAMAC team in June of 2021. My jobs prior to RAMAC were a bit of this and that – Andis, Home Depot, Wilkomms, Festival Foods – and I also had a job through the Youth Apprenticeship program here at RAMAC.

Experience and Expertise
I was born in Racine and graduated from Case High School. I graduated from Gateway Technical College with an associate’s degree in marketing and am currently attending UW-Parkside working on my bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Additional Accomplishments
I received my first marketing certificate by participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program through high school and received it by working at RAMAC. I also received two additional marketing certificates while attending Gateway.

Fun Fact
I love having self-care days and going to the gym.

Ambassadors

Stephanie Buchanan

United Way of Racine County

Mike Krause

Tri City National Bank

Stephanie Ortiz

CNH Industrial

Steve “Rocky” Donovan

Community State Bank

Jake Lovdahl

Heartland

Gail Varhula

Connect Cell/UScellular

Darci Green

John 23 Educational Center

Tim Mason

Express Employment Professionals

Board Members

Kristen Beglinger

SC Johnson

Ryan Brath

Fischer USA

Dana Christensen

Wiscon Products

Mike Cretton

InSinkErator

Andrew Dodge

Johnson Financial Group

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Brett Ekes

Demark, Kolbe & Brodek, S.C.

Ali Haigh

United Way of Racine County

Scott Hess, Chair

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Jeff Knutson

Burlington Graphic Systems

Crista Kruse

UW-Parkside

Steve Langer

Modine Manufacturing

Loretta Olson

Express Employment Professionals

Hope Otto

Racine County Human Services

Donna Owens

Ascension

Tom Schaefer

Pioneer Products

Aaron Spitzner

Kowal Investment Group

Frank Sterbin

Citizens Bank

John Warren

Warren Eye Care

Brian Weaver, Vice Chair

CNH Industrial