The Forward Janesville Ambassadors



The Forward Janesville Ambassadors, our "Ambassadors of Optimism," definitely see the glass as half full! 

The Ambassadors are the friendly folks in the red apparel that you'll see at Forward Janesville ribbon cuttings, grand openings, Business After Fives, and all other special events.  Each Forward Janesville member is assigned an Ambassador who keep up-to-date on events and other pertinent information and who visits at least once a year during our annual “Membership Matters” campaign.

Interested in becoming a Forward Janesville Ambassador? Click here to inquire about the important role you can play in the business community!

Forward Janesville Ambassador Action Committee: Patty Hernandez, Terri Moldenhauer, Jen DeGarmo, Verna Saladino, Lisa Hurda, Jessica Locher, Dennis Condon
Rachel Smith, Northwestern Mutual
I am from and currently living in Janesville, Wis. With a Bachelor's Degree (2012) in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master's Degree (2014) in Marketing and Management, prior to working at Northwestern Mutual, I managed a regional bank for five years. I recently started my own financial planning practice with Northwest Mutual, to pursue my passion in working with small business owners and families to achieve their short and long-term financial goals.




Nancy McDonald, City of Janesville
Nancy has returned to the community working with the City of Janesville’s Economic Development Department.  Her professional experience includes several years in municipal government in community development as well as raising more than $10 million in grant funding over the years for a variety of institutions and purposes.

Nancy is excited to return to the ranks of FJ Ambassador and work with her peers on community improvement projects.

Here are just a few ways in which the FJI Ambassadors give back to the community:

     Fall 2017:  Volunteered with ECHO's school supply distribution
Spring 2017:  Volunteered for Earth Day by picking up trash along the Ice Age Trail
Winter 2016:  Awarded the Ambassador Community Grant to Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties to support their Fatherhood Initiative
Winter 2016:  Volunteered with ECHO for their holiday toy distribution
Winter 2015 Awarded GIFTS Men's Shelter the first Ambassador Community Grant

Winter 2015:  Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food
Winter 2014:  Volunteered by singing Holiday Carols at 10 area businesses to bring holiday joy in our community
Winter 2014:  Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food.