Founder, LRC, President, LMRC
Sally Peltz is founder and past CEO of LRC, and President of Legacy Midwest Renewal Corporation. Under her leadership, LRC became Milwaukee’s first Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to originating loans in central city neighborhoods for real estate projects. Ms. Peltz has a strong sense of Milwaukee’s history, and brings the passion and compassion needed to ensure that LRC has a consistent and positive influence on local communities.
Previously, Ms. Peltz worked at the Medical College of Wisconsin and served on its board as a Governor’s appointment. Throughout her career, she has served on and helped to lead numerous boards for organizations that improve quality of life in Milwaukee. In 2014, she was named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
José A. Mantilla
President and CEO
José A. Mantilla joined the LRC team in October, 2016, as President and CEO. He is LRC’s second leader since the organization was founded in 2003. A seasoned financial executive, Mr. Mantilla has extensive experience in diverse areas of financial services with a proven track record and demonstrated accomplishments.
Previously, Mr. Mantilla held leadership roles at three Milwaukee financial institutions, M&I Bank, Legacy Bank and North Milwaukee State Bank, as well as at KeyBank, N.A. in Cleveland. He also worked as a consultant lending expertise on the unique needs of community banks.
Mr. Mantilla is a native of Puerto Rico and the son of one-time Milwaukee Braves infielder Felix Mantilla. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and studied Executive Sales Management at the University of Chicago. Mr. Mantilla is a Certified Treasury Professional.
Chief Lending Officer
Terese Caro joined the LRC team in July 2016, bringing years of commercial lending expertise to her role as chief lending officer. During her career, she has astutely managed a diverse portfolio of loans and assets, and developed a broad range of skills including risk management, underwriting, financial analysis, loan restructuring, collections, quality control and compliance.
Ms. Caro has a passion to help small businesses succeed and works closely with clients to provide the education, tools and development needed to allow them to become self-sustaining and achieve their organizational and financial goals.
Previously, Ms. Caro held management roles at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, Seaway Bank and Trust Company, and North Milwaukee State Bank. She earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.
Abby Scott shares her passion for accounting and numbers daily in her key role at LRC. She is responsible for overseeing accounts payables and receivables, cost reports, government reporting, budgets, and grant proposals. She prides herself on balancing the books and finding innovative ways for LRC to be more efficient and cost effective.
Prior to joining LRC in 2016, Ms. Scott spent more than 25 years working in business finance and accounting, including roles at M & I Bank, Legacy Bank, North Milwaukee State Bank and 1st Citizen Bank. For three years, she also ran ASHA Family Services, a nonprofit agency in Milwaukee’s central city. Over the years, Ms. Scott has served on several boards for local organizations.
She attended Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds certificates from the American School of Banking (AIB) and Morse School of Investment Banking.
- Friebert, Finerty & St. John S.C. (FF&SJ)
- G2 Creative Inc.
- RitzHolman CPAs
- RSF Accounting, Inc.
- Stamm Technologies
Established in 1971, FF&SJ has been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s preeminent law firms and continues a reputation of providing hands-on, creative and tenacious representation to businesses, individuals and governments. FF&SJ is known in the community as a “boutique” firm because of its client-friendly size and its focus on complex litigation and defined practice areas, which include land use law, zoning, permits and licensing, real estate, environmental law, construction law, insurance, technology, creditor’s rights, lending, business law and entity formation and structuring. FF&SJ attorneys are long-time Wisconsin residents and truly understand the local community. www.ffsj.com
G2 Creative Inc. is an award-winning marketing and communication agency led by principals Jan and Todd Graveline that serves for-profit and nonprofit clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries. Formed in 1994, G2 offers a comprehensive suite of services, including brand identity, marketing and communication planning, creative strategy and analysis, print and web development, project management and social marketing. Prior to forming their agency, Jan was the Marketing Communications Manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. and Todd was the Assistant Art Director for Astronomy Magazine. www.g2creativeinc.com
Founded in 1957, RitzHolman CPAs is a full-service accounting and consulting firm. As one of southeast Wisconsin’s top 25 accounting firms, RitzHolman CPAs advises businesses, nonprofits, individuals and trusts on tax, accounting and financial management strategies. The firm encourages all employees to get involved in a cause that matters to them, as a volunteer or board member. You can find their staff making a difference in public service organizations throughout the area. RitzHolman CPAs believes that sharing time, expertise and enthusiasm strengthens our community and also the firm. www.ritzholman.com
Reenie Fluyeras, CPA, and her firm RSF Accounting, Inc. provide on-site support at LRC. She specializes in nonprofit accounting and understands grant requirements and reporting functions. Previously, Ms. Fluyeras was a supervisor at RitzHolman CPAs and a senior accountant at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. She earned a B.S. in marketing and a M.S. in accounting from Marquette University. She is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and serves as the treasurer for Young Nonprofit Professionals Network- Greater Milwaukee Chapter. RSF Accounting, Inc.
Stamm Technologies is an enthusiastic, service-orientated organization providing cutting-edge IT services to its clients. The company’s mantra is to do whatever I.T. takes, always going above and beyond expectations. Stamm Technologies serves small to medium-sized nonprofit and for-profit organizations with passion and warmth, striving to be the go-to trusted advisor and to help clients fulfill their mission by leveraging technology. Like every other Stamm client, LRC is assigned a Primary Engineer who gets to know our team, our technology, and most importantly, our business. www.stammbt.com