Emerging Leaders: Who We Are

United Way Fox Cities' Emerging Leaders program is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary in 2018!

There are over 950 donors who give to United Way Fox Cities and are recognized as Emerging Leaders. Click here for a complete list of 2016 Emerging Leaders.

Our Emerging Leaders Committee included over 30 members.. The Emerging Leaders Committee coordinates EL Leadership Series presentations, social events, volunteer events and the Valentine's Family Festival, and encourages others to give back to the community by joining Emerging Leaders. If you would like to join an Emerging Leaders committee, please contact Sandy Drexler at sandy.drexler@unitedwayfoxcities.org or 920-735-5471.


2019 Nicole Mertes2019 Emerging Leaders Committee:

  • Nicole Mertes ● Weidert Group - Emerging Leaders Chair
  • Ryan Batley ● Best Western Premier Bridgewood - Co-Chair, MPC
  • Sara Bell ● ThedaCare, Membershp
  • Megan Biese ● Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Events - Co-Chair
  • Ellen Biesterveld ● U.S. Bank, Events
  • Liz Blohm ● Miron Construction Co., Inc., MPC
  • Danielle Brand ● CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Events
  • Vanessa Cagel ● Network Health, Events
  • Kristina Chamard ● Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MPC
  • Morgan Costello ● Baker Tilly, Membership
  • Michael W. Curry ● McCarty Law, Steering, Membership
  • Chris Englebert ● McClone, Membership
  • Sam Erickson ● Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MPC
  • Bri Garvey● SECURA Insurance Companies, Events
  • Mel Gerrits ● SECURA Insurance Companies, 
  • Craig Gloudemans ● Community First Credit Union, MPC
  • Ben Groboski ● Thrivent Financial, Events
  • Adam Guenther ● Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Membership
  • Brian Kaufman ● Laminations, Steering, Membership
  • Lori Kaufman ● Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Events, Valentines Family Festival
  • Rebecca Knurr● Plexus Corporation, Events - Co-Chair 
  • Vaya Kiel● Events - Co-Chair 
  • Brandon Lepp ● Nicolet Bank- Co-Chair, Membership
  • Bryson Machonga ● First Business Bank, Membership
  • Brooke Maguire ● Community First Credit Union, Membership
  • Laura Meronk ● Godfrey & Kahn , Former Chair, Membership
  • Sarah Paulson ● Associated Trust, Membership
  • Nick Reising ● Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, MPC
  • Jake Ruatti ● The Boldt Company, Membership
  • Johan Ryd ● Menasha Corporation, MPC
  • Derek Schmic● Plexus Corporation, MPC
  • Heather Smarzinski ● Community First Credit Union, Events
  • Conner Stilp ● Century 21 Ace Realty, Membership
  • Brenton Teeling ● Legacy Private Trust Company - Co-Chair, Membership
  • Katie Waisanen ● Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Evebts
  • Tiffany Woelfel ● Davis Kuelthau attorneys at law, Events

*MPC=Marketing, Promotion and Communications