Milwaukee City Tour

Each year there are two city tour events where we gather as a community to learn from each other. The event allows individuals from all over Wisconsin to have face-to-face conversations with others who are committed to ethical leadership and the belief that groups of people are most effective when everyone is fully engaged.

Our Next City Tour: Fall 2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Theme: Civility

Location: 250 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Speaker Bios

Nina Johnson

Nina V.A. Johnson joined U.S. Bank in April 2019 and, as of 2022, serves as the senior vice president and
market leader for Wisconsin Branch Banking. As a leader, she works to create centrality, maximize
digital and mobile banking platforms, and build synergies when the opportunity arises. Nina has worked
in the banking industry for more than 38 years and has held several leadership positions in her tenure.
She holds an MBA in Global Business Management and a bachelor’s in Business Management.
Before joining U.S. Bank, she served as a Community Affairs and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
Officer. Through that work, she was responsible for overseeing CRA regulatory platforms at several
banks, including the development and support of low- and moderate-income (LMI) relationships in the
Midwest and Georgia.
A community-minded professional, Nina has served on more than forty non-profit boards, committees,
and consortiums, including the Froedtert Hospital Board, the SecureFutures Advisory Board, and the
ACTS Housing Advisory Council. She is also a member of Professional Dimensions and Milwaukee
Women Inc.

Nina is a wife and mother of two sons, 22 and 16. She is the daughter of a phenomenal woman whom
she calls “Mom,” the cornerstone of her family, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Marian University
class of 2016. Nina’s favorite past-times are going to the movies, creating recipes, and writing. Nina
admires servant leaders and those who lead by example. Her favorite slogan is “Don’t Ever Give Up!”

Lauren Feaster

Lauren humbly serves as the newly appointed CEO of Professional Dimensions, a leading women’s professional association in the Milwaukee area whose mission is to unite women leaders in the relentless pursuit of better. Prior to joining Professional Dimensions, Lauren served in various executive capacities within the NPO education realm with both City Year Milwaukee and Teach For America Milwaukee. During her tenure, she has led community partnerships, fundraising, staff management/coaching, training, program evaluation, strategic planning, and business operations. As an advocate for leadership, education and collective impact, Lauren remains engaged in community through her service on City Year’s Regional Board, the Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy Board, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Board, HYFIN Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the K12 Civic Response Team via Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Additionally, she works to advance equity and inspire leadership as a member of Milwaukee Urban League YP, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and as a Character Coach with Alverno’s LACCS Program. 

Bernard Osborne

Bernard Osborne is the author of Servant Leadership From The Middle. He obtained his Master of Servant Leadership (MASL) degree from Viterbo University (2021), his Bachelor of Science in Management, Summa Cum Laude, with a certificate in human resources from Cardinal Stritch University, and is a member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration (2017.). He is a lifelong employee of the flow-instrumentation side of Badger Meter. He also facilitates the servant leadership/followership roundtable for his community.

City Tours: What to Expect

The event was packed with incredible content with the overarching theme of Building Community. We heard from three amazing servant leader practitioners, guided by Servant Leadership, all in different stages of their careers.

To give you an idea of what to expect at a city tour meeting, you can watch videos from the Spring 2022 City Tour (April 2022) here.

  • Refining Leadership Through Personal and Educational Development
    • Dr. Joshua Mitchell, Academic Assessment Researcher, CREATE Institute, MSOE
  • The Unexpected Key to COVID Survival
    • Beckie Kruse, Director of Residence Life at Concordia University Milwaukee
  • The Effect of Just Listening
    • Jim Hensley, Lieutenant of Support Services, Marquette University Police Department