Chad Tessmer


Chief Marketing Officer

Chad Tessmer is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.   In this role, Chad serves as the senior leader responsible for the brand efforts, marketing activities, and communication strategies. In addition to leading the marketing and communications team, he serves as a partner to the agency’s program and services staff as a coach for sales, events, and special projects.

Prior to joining the JCC in 2012, Chad served as Vice President & Director of Client and Community Relations for PNC Financial Services.  There, he led the franchise’s local philanthropy, community relations, sponsorships, media, and related projects.  Over his 12 year banking career, he held leadership roles in marketing, operations, and retail management.

Chad studied Theater and English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association – Wisconsin Chapter, is a past board member of Milwaukee Film and First Stage, and served as annual campaign co-chair for Sharp Literacy.  He and his family live in Shorewood.

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