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Forward Janesville Ambassadors

Who are the Ambassadors?
The Ambassadors are a group of approximately 50 volunteers who represent Forward Janesville by building connections with members. They can be found at all FJI events to make introductions, answer questions, promote our mission and welcome you with a smile (Look for the volunteers in RED!).

How does this benefit me and my business?
As a member of Forward Janesville, your business/organization is assigned an Ambassador. He/she is your liaison to Forward Janesville and will provide you with important updates, remind you about upcoming events, answer questions about the benefits of your membership, and much more. Your Ambassador is your personal information source for anything Forward Janesville related!

Who can join?
Any Forward Janesville member in good standing can interview with members of the Action Team (leadership team) to be considered as an Ambassador.

When does the group meet?
The Ambassador meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month and alternate between 7:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (meetings last approximately 1 hour).

Interested in becoming a Forward Janesville Ambassador, download our application form here and contact Jenny Tschudy at or Terri Moldenhauer (Recruitment Leader) representing Hagen CPA at  Already an Ambassador? Click here for the latest Ambassador Handbook and regular updates.

For Ambassadors only:
Click here to download the 2021 Ambassador Pledge of Commitment form. 
Click here to download the 2021 Ambassador Profile form.
Click here to download the March 2021 Scorecard.
Click here to download the April 2021 Scorecard.
Click here to download the May 2021 Scorecard.
Click below to donate directly to the Grant Program via Paypal.


Nancy McDonald, Economic Development Coordinator
City of Janesville

Tell us about your family:
  Married to Doug for 26 years. Have 2 kids. Nathan is finishing up his electrical engineering degree at Northern Illinois University, and Megan will start her studies in biomedical engineering at the University of South Florida this fall.  There is also Fat Dave, our cat, who rules the house.

What do you love about being an Ambassador?  I am an extrovert, so being able to get out and meet with people is something I thrive on. It is also nice to help businesses, small and large, especially with funding resources and information.

If you could change one thing about the business community in Janesville, what would it be?  Just because something didn't work in the past does not mean that it isn't worth considering now.  Step out of your comfort zone.

What's the best advice you have ever received? The strongest swords are forged in the hottest fire. Don't give up. The best is yet to come.

What is the best advice you have ever given?  If you keep doing what you are doing, you're going to keep getting what you've got!

What boards and/or community service groups are you involved in?  Locally, I serve on FJI's Economic Vitality Committee, the COJ Emergency Operations Center, and I am the City Liasion for the Downtown Business Improvement District.  I occasionally volunteer at the farmers market and Rock County Historical Society.

What is your favorite quote? "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me".  -Erma Bombeck