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 (and red Ambassador Wear!).

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, contact Claudine Manor at claudinem@forwardjanesville.com.  Already an Ambassador? Click here for the latest Ambassador Handbook and regular updates.


Dan Neal | J.F. Ahern
Regional Construction Manager

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
The people involved, JOIN Janesville and I want to network within the community more.  I am looking for volunteer opportunities.

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
Small town feel and a sense of community. The ability to be involved with several different groups and have an understanding of the on-goings around town.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Any sport, hunting and fishing.

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?
To bring more homegrown places to town and have the community use them.  I love the direction downtown is heading and fully believe that there is real traction this go around.  I want to support this in any way possible and that is why I am moving back down there. 

Tell us about your family.
I am a single father to my son Hank (5) and daughter Coco (3).  They both currently go to Learning Tree  Daycare in town and I look forward to watching them grow up through the Janesville School  District.  They dance, play soccer and are about to begin basketball at the YMCA!

Shelly Schroeder, Realtor
MAKING Dreams Realty with Keller Signature

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
I was motivated to become an ambassador because I would like to support local businesses and be involved in promoting the Janesville community.

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
My favorite thing about Janesville is the people. I have made real friends here and love the neighborly atmosphere.

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are reading (I am in a book club), boating and traveling. My next travel destination is Cusco, Peru.

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?

I would like to help small businesses grow and succeed.

Tell us about your family.
My husband Scott is an attorney and his office is located in downtown Janesville. We have 3 children, Morgan who is a bioinformatician living in Denver with her husband Wes. Dylan who is a sales rep. for Green Bay Packing and lives in Janesville. Maddie who is working for a non-profit organization in Cusco, Peru.