Dan Cunningham is Forward Janesville's Vice President of Government Relations and Education, where he directs the organization’s government relations and educational outreach efforts. He lobbies lawmakers at every level of government on dozens of issues important to the area business community, including transportation infrastructure, tax policy and economic development. Dan is the co-founder and spokesperson of the Interstate 39/90 NOW Coalition, a group of citizens and lawmakers leading the charge to complete the $1.2 billion Interstate expansion project.
Prior to his service in Janesville, Cunningham was the Director of Government and Business Affairs for the Dubuque (Iowa) Area Chamber of Commerce. Before arriving in Dubuque, he was a lobbyist for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. Dan began his career as a campaign volunteer for former United States Congressman Bob Etheridge, and rose through the ranks to become one of the congressman’s senior policy advisors. He holds bachelor degrees in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dan lives in Janesville with his wife Jennifer, daughter Gabby and son Chase.
In her role as Finance & Special Projects Manager at Forward Janesville, Lindsay performs a wide variety of duties including bookkeeping for Forward Janesville and Forward Foundation and providing administrative support for ARISENow and the JOIN Janesville Young Professionals group.
She loves being a member of JOIN Janesville and enjoys the opportunity to meet and connect with new people and learn about what's going on in and around Janesville.
Jenny Tschudy joined Forward Janesville as an Administrative Assistant /Receptionist in July 2015 and is now the Director of Membership Development, Marketing & Events. She is responsible for leading the membership recruitment and retention efforts, marketing and coordination of chamber events.
Jenny lives in Janesville with her husband, Vern. Together they have six children, Ashley Knoble, Lindsay Zuelke, Josh Kilcoyne, Eric Tschudy, Nick (Maddie) Tschudy and Tanner (Rachel) Tschudy and 8 grandchildren, Chloe, Owyn, Max, Samantha, Harper, Holley, Evelyn (dec.) & Levi. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys hanging out with friends and family and has enjoyed being part of the initiatives that have been influential in Janesville's growth into a community that is truly a great place to live, work and play.
Angela Pakes, P.E. is the President and CEO for Forward Janesville, Inc. where she leads private sector economic and community development efforts to ensure the continued health and prosperity of business and industry in Janesville and Rock County. Angela grew up in Rock County, and her family is very happy to have her back home.
Prior to joining Forward Janesville, Angela spent 16 years at UW-Madison where she led the planning, design and construction of several large campus revitalization projects, was a founding member of the UW Office of Sustainability, led two engineering research centers and helped faculty with their large-scale grant proposals and outreach efforts with industry. Early in her career, Angela quickly became an expert in environmental due diligence practices and large facility and infrastructure decommissioning. Later as an engineer at Ford Motor Company, Angela led facility construction and engineering projects across North America, including brownfield developments and the construction of Fairlane Green, the largest US retail center constructed on a former landfill site. Angela used Lean engineering, Six-sigma and LEED design principles and practices, and led a revitalized branding and marketing design initiative for Ford’s retail facilities worldwide.
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