About Us

Staff

Matt Montemurro

Matt Montemurro

President/CEO

262-634-1931, ext. 5
mjmontemurro@racinechamber.com

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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, Schools of Hope Leadership Council, Racine County Workforce Development Board, Higher Expectations Executive Committee, and Chair of the Academies of Racine Steering Committee.

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

Anna Clementi

Anna Clementi

Vice President of Operations

262-634-1931, ext. 1
aclementi@racinechamber.com

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Professional Qualifications
I have been with RAMAC since 2013. 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 VP 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. I believe in being a life-long learner and have taken marketing classes at Gateway Technical College as well as some master’s degree level courses in the public health field at University of Minnesota. I am currently working through a 4-year program through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at UW-Madison around organizational management. I also am proudly a graduate of the Leadership Racine program in 2001.

Additional Accomplishments
I am involved with the following organizations in the Racine community: Board Member and past President of the Over Our Head Players, Board Member and Secretary of the 4th Fest of Greater Racine, Committee Member of the City of Racine Community Development Committee.

Fun Fact
I am a proud dog mama to Rocko. He is 12 pounds of silliness and energy!

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Carmella Venturini

Business Development Coordinator

262-634-1931, ext. 3
cventurini@racinechamber.com

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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 such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Racine County Food Bank, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Women’s Resource Center, and most recently with the Racine Founders Rotary.

Fun Fact
I have my first grandchild and am just crazy about her! Can’t wait for more!

Gretchen Herrmann

Program Coordinator

262-634-1931, ext. 4
gherrmann@racinechamber.com

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Position
I’m the newest addition to the great RAMAC staff!  Starting in July of 2019, I coordinate training and other programs for our members providing their employees training opportunities which may not have otherwise been possible for small or large organizations. I will be expanding our curriculum and also designing other programs that will help our members achieve their short and long term goals.

Experience and Expertise
My training and communications background includes a 25 year career at Johnson Financial Group retiring as a VP of Internal Communications as well as spending time as a trainer/facilitator. Before that – 7 years as an English and Music teacher. In addition, I run a small firm, Nicholas & Mae Communications, which specializes in helping businesses communicate with their customers and employees. I am certified for Myers-Briggs (INFP) and with Korn Ferry for Leadership Architect.

Additional Accomplishments
I’ve been honored to serve on several boards for various institutions in Racine. I am currently serving on the St. Catherine’s High School Foundation Board, and have also served several terms on the Racine Symphony Board and on the Villa St. Anna Board, now Elizabeth Residence, in Caledonia. 

Fun Fact
I am the holder of the World Record in Bench Press for the M3 age category, set in 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Connie Smith

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeping

262-634-1931, ext. 2
csmith@racinechamber.com

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Professional Qualifications
I am proud to be part of the RAMAC team for over 21 years. I started in 1998 as a part time receptionist/secretary. In 2008 I was promoted to bookkeeping where I manage all of our organization’s receivables and payables.

Experience and Expertise
I was born in Racine and graduated from Horlick High School. Upon graduation I was hired at Haban Manufacturing as accounts receivable manager. In all, I have over 30 years of experience in the bookkeeping and office administration field.

Additional Accomplishments
Over the years I have assisted with several community events such as Salmon- A-Rama, 4th Fest, and the Christmas Trolley. I also managed the Emergency Child Alert System alongside the All Saints Healthcare EMT team. Being part of RAMAC allows me to continually learn and appreciate the Racine community.

Fun Fact
Since starting at RAMAC, I have attended every RAMAC Annual Dinner – so that’s a total of 22 dinners!

Ambassadors

Steve “Rocky” Donovan

Judy Gavigan

Judy Gavigan

Paul Holley

Paul Holley

Board Members

Mark Behrens

Johnson Financial Group

Patrick Booth

CCB Technology

Tom Buhler

Butter Buds

Nate Burgers

CNH Industrial

Dominic Cariello

All Integrated Solutions

Torben Christensen

Wiscon Products

Carol DiRaimondo-Decker

Ascension Wisconsin Medical Group

Robert Ducoffe

UW-Parkside

Randy Ekern

InSinkErator

Judy Gavigan

Network Health

Scott Hess

CliftonLarsonAllen

Herb Katt

Katt Construction

Jeff Knutson

Burlington Graphic Systems

Jim Ladwig

SC Johnson

Matt McBurney

Modine Manufacturing

Jody Muniz

Nutritional Designs

Doug Nicholson

The Nicholsworth Group

Dan Pettit

DeMark, Kolbe & Brodek, S.C.

Dean Popek

Racine Metal Fab

Liz Powell

Racine Community Foundation