Meet Our Team

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Executive Director

Andrew Rickauer

Andrew Rickauer joined United Way of Marquette County as the Executive Director in August 2019. Andrew is an NMU graduate prior to pursuing an MBA at Northern Arizona University.  He brings over 20 years of business experience and a lifetime of community volunteering and involvement to the United Way. Andrew is always looking for new ways to reach out and help the community. A longtime resident of Marquette, Andrew enjoys skiing, trail running and biking with his wife Krystyna and their three girls.

Email: arickauer@uwmqt.org
Phone: 906-226-8171 x 302

2021-22 Campaign Co-Chairs Melissa Holmquist and Amy Quinn

The United Way of Marquette County introduces this year’s campaign co-chairs: Melissa Holmquist and Amy Quinn.

Melissa Holmquist is the Chief Executive Officer of Upper Peninsula Health Plan, where she has been employed for over 19 years. A native of Crystal Falls, Holmquist moved to the Marquette area to attend Northern Michigan University, where she obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. She serves on numerous local, state, and national boards including Invest UP and the Marquette County Economics Club.

“I am honored to serve as a United Way Co-Chair for the 2021-2022 season. I believe in the mission of the organization and am excited to lend my voice to help them further their goals and continue to provide critical funding to a variety of worthy community-based organizations.”

Amy Quinn is the CEO of Grow & Lead, a community-based organization working to create bright futures for youth by strengthening the nonprofit sector. Amy previously served as the Executive Director of Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and Commodity Trading Advisor with Cargill, Inc.  She has eight years of experience in for-profit and fifteen years in for-purpose corporations.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture business from Colorado State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Northern Michigan University

“A vibrant nonprofit industry is essential for a thriving community” Quinn said.  “United Way is a credible source to help your neighbors because they believe in the Tanzanian proverb that little by little, a little becomes a lot.”   

This year’s fundraising campaign will kick off on August 30, 2021 and will involve United Way’s media partners, who contribute a great deal of publicity for the good of the community.  The Media Consortium recently gathered for lunch and to discuss the upcoming campaign and pledging their support.

The Co-chairs have set a campaign goal at $400,000 but hope to raise much more this year.  Letters, pledges and campaign materials will be mailed and dropped off to individuals and businesses all over Marquette County offering everyone the opportunity to join the cause.

Executive Director, Andrew Rickauer and/or the co-chairs will be happy to schedule a visit to any workplace or organization that would like a 15 minute presentation to learn about the United Way of Marquette County. 

For more information, please call the United Way of Marquette County at 906-226-8171.

United Way of Marquette County 2021-22 Board Members

Name Officers/Chairs Affiliation
Stu Bradley President Retired, US Air Force
Mike Angeli II Vice President Retired, City of Marquette
Christine Pesola Secretary Retired, Landmark Inn
Suzanne Sharland-Hemmila Treasurer UPHS-Marquette
Gabe Seelen Immediate Past Pres. Semco
     
 

Mike Angeli III

  Lindberg & Sons

Shawn Beckman-Owsley

Chair, Community Investment Comm.  Marquette Co. Title

Mark Canale

  Canale-Tonella Funeral Home
Ann Crandell-Williams   NMU
Scott Erbisch   Marquette County
 Richard Graybill   Graybill & Mead, Attorneys at Law
Julie Green   Cleveland Cliffs
Melissa Holmquist  Campaign Co-Chair UPHP
Bruce Miller   Retired, Dentist
Hugh Miller   Peninsula Medical Center
Amy Quinn  Campaign Co-Chair Grow & Lead
Kay Ryan   UPPCO
Glenn Sarka . Sarka, Attorney at Law

Linda St. Arnauld

Jennifer Wieczorek

 

Retired, BCBSM

UPHP

Karen Wuokko   Retired, VAST Insurance