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WHO WE ARE : FORWARD JANESVILLE AMBASSADORS

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, contact Jenny Tschudy at jennyt@forwardjanesville.com.  Already an Ambassador? Click here for the latest Ambassador Handbook and regular updates.

MEET YOUR AMBASSADOR

Kennedy McNeil, Director of Fan Development & Game Operations
Janesville Jets

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.