Meet the Team

Henry Sanders - CEO

Henry started his career with the City of Madison, and later served as outreach coordinator for labor, education and environmental issues for U.S. Representative (now U.S. Senator) Tammy Baldwin. He subsequently worked as a community relation officer at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), all leading to an exciting and rewarding career in the private sector.

Henry’s private sector experience includes founding several organizations to meet critical needs. Henry is the founder and CEO of Madison365, a non-profit online media outlet focused on reaching people of color and allowing all voices to be heard and Madison365 Enterprises a for-profit media and strategic communications company. Henry has led Madison365 to become the leading online magazine for reaching people of color in Wisconsin, and among the top five in the Midwest, reaching approximately 1.1 million people per month. Henry served as Vice President of Economic Development and Public Policy at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, where he built that organization's Economic development & public policy departments. In his position as VP he started its Small Business Advisory Council and its economic development entity MadRep. Henry also helped launch the African American Black Business Association and the Latino Chamber of Commerce. Henry founded the Madison Area Growth Network (MAGNET) in 2004, which works to attract and retain skilled young professionals in the Madison, Wisconsin area, and Madison Network of Black Professionals (MNBP), which connects African American to each other and the community. Sanders In 2013, helped develop the curriculum and program design for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) UpStart Program- to help aspiring women and minority entrepreneurs gain the skills needed to conceive, fund, and test business ideas. Henry started his own business, Capacity-360, with the initial goal of helping to grow companies in the bioscience and biotech industries. He worked to connect these companies with funding for technology transfer, research and development and commercialization. His efforts brought about $15 million into the Wisconsin economy.

Board Members

Henry Sanders, President
Pastor Marcio Sierra, Vice President
Pastor Breanna Illene, Treasurer
Phil Haslanger, Secretary
Pastor Marcus Allen
Pastor Adam Clausen
Matt Clooten
Josh Koshnick
Kesha Wilkinson
B Marcell Williams