Kennedy McNeil, Director of Fan Development & Game Operations
What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
I was motivated to be a Forward Janesville Ambassador in order to immerse myself into the community of Janesville. As the Jets front facing community representation, I work and communicate with leaders in the community daily and becoming an ambassador allows for acceleration of those partnerships. I think it is extremely important to support local businesses and community partners to provide a sense of connection within the entire community. Creating an atmosphere where all its member businesses support each other is extremely important and powerful.
What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
My favorite thing about Janesville is how interconnected all its residents are. There are so many community leaders and small business professionals that are always willing to meet and help connect one partner with the other. Everybody in the community is always willing to lend a helping hand and guide you in the best direction.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy playing volleyball in recreational leagues. I also enjoy going to the gym, attending concerts, golfing and spending time with family and friends at my family’s house on Rice Lake in Whitewater.
If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?
There are so many great things about Janesville. One change that I would love to influence is the increased involvement and awareness of the development of the downtown area. There are so many great changes and developments going on that I get to enjoy from my office window everyday. I would love for Janesville residents and surrounding areas to come enjoy the small businesses, restaurants, historical character and outdoor developments as much as I do.
Tell us about your family.
My parents live in Crystal Lake, Illinois where I grew up. However, they are in Whitewater and Janesville frequently to visit my sister and I while they stay at our family cottage on Rice Lake in Whitewater. My sister currently attends Whitewater as a Communications major and is a member of the NCAA volleyball team. I currently live in Whitewater, where I finished undergraduate as well as graduate school in December 2019 with my boyfriend, Dalton, and dog, Navy.