Advisory Board

The N4N Advisory Board was established to provide sound advice to help guide the growth of N4N and achieve current business goals.

As leaders in their fields of expertise, they offer invaluable outside perspectives and enthusiasm for N4N’s mission, vision, and values. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about a position on our board.

  • Ami Myrland

    Ami Myrland serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Bank in Madison, Wisconsin. Ami is responsible for the IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and Finance areas of the Bank. Prior to joining Capitol Bank, Ami held a variety of roles from Auditor to Controller to CFO and had experience in a variety of projects and initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Edgewood College in Madison. She is a member of the Council for CATCH (Community Around the Children’s Hospital), the Vice Chair for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Board, a member of the Executive Committee for Madison’s Light the Night Walk for LLS, and serves on the Board for the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. In 2022, Ami received the ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) 40 Under 40 award. She was also recognized as one of InBusiness Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in Dane County in 2019 and was an Athena Young Professional Award Nominee in 2020.

    Ami enjoys running, mountain biking and spending time outdoors with her sons in her spare time.

  • Eric Townley

    Eric is an experienced marketer with over 15 years of planning and executing worldwide advertising and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most renowned companies and products. From launching AAA video game titles with Electronic Arts, to modernizing iconic food brands at General Mills, to introducing world-altering tech products with Apple, his marketing career has taken him all across the US to work with some of the brightest and most influential minds in business.

    His most current role is as Chief Marketing Officer for Flamingo Theory Marketing which is a local full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in helping businesses throughout Dane County nail every aspect of their online marketing presence. As a Waunakee native, he takes great pride in bringing Fortune 500 marketing experience and techniques and distilling them into a company offering that elevates the digital acumen of the Madison-area business community.

  • Courtney Kettleson

    Courtney has dedicated 14 years of her career to assisting small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of Payroll, HR, Benefits, and Timekeeping. She currently holds the position of Senior Account Executive at B2E Solutions, a family-owned business located in Hartland, Wisconsin. B2E Solutions is a reseller of the UKG Ready platform and has been in business for over 30 years.

    Before entering the field of Payroll, HR, and Timekeeping, Courtney was involved in helping small businesses select CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software. This experience suggests her versatility and adaptability in assisting businesses with their technology and operational needs.

    Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Additionally, she has a minor in International Finance and Trade.

    Outside of her professional life, Courtney values spending quality time with her family. She has been married to her husband Andy for 16 years and has a son named Cash, who is 13 years old. Their family enjoys outdoor activities, such as swimming in their pool during the summer and engaging in winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling in the colder months.

  • Jennifer Jeffress

    Jennifer Jeffress joined the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation as President in January 2023. Jenni has a long history in the philanthropic field, leading Madison Public Library Foundation for 12 years and Madison Children’s Museum supporting the opening of the new museum in 2010. She has also worked in Brooklyn, New York at cultural and educational institutions. Jenni is invested in her local charitable community and has served on the boards of Monroe Street Arts Center, Girls on the Run Dane County, and the Rotary Club Foundation. Jenni has presented at national and international conferences for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, International Library Foundation Conference, Arts & Business Council, and Association of Children’s Museums. She was also an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College in the School of Public Affairs. Jenni has a BA in Art History from University of Illinois and an MA in Education from Tufts University.

  • Stephanie Hayden

    Stephanie’s professional life has been dedicated to empowering youth and strengthening families through her work in various community-centric organizations. Currently, she is at the helm of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-M), an organization that extends its support to more than 2,000 families annually. Drawing from her own experiences, Stephanie firmly believes that the unity of families plays a pivotal role in the healing journey.

    Before her role at RMHC-M, Stephanie spearheaded corporate philanthropy initiatives for two nationally recognized companies. She also led communication and outreach endeavors for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and served as the Executive Director of a local education foundation, doubling the total assets during her tenure.

    Beyond her professional achievements, Stephanie exhibits a strong commitment to volunteer leadership including serving as National Vice President of Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity and the Board President of REACH-A-Child. Her involvement extends to organizations like TEMPO Madison, the Madison Public Schools Foundation Advisory Board, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Parent Advisory Board. Stephanie has also been recognized as one of Brava Magazine’s “Women to Watch.”

    Hailing from Kentucky, Stephanie remains an avid supporter of University of Kentucky basketball. As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and accounting from Marian University. Outside of her professional and volunteer commitments, Stephanie loves to travel alongside her life partner, Peter, and takes pride in witnessing her two young adult children, Maddy and Noah, leave their mark on the world.

  • Chad Tessmer

    Chad joined MYAC as Executive Director in 2022, and is responsible for strategic leadership, growth, and community impact for the collaborative arts center. Founded in 2005, MYAC serves as a destination for young people, artists, and educators throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, and has recently doubled its capacity upon the conclusion of a 2020 capital campaign.

    Before joining MYAC, Chad invested a decade of service to the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC). Serving as the JCC’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chad was responsible for the brand advancement of the organization’s six multi-disciplinary sites across the state of Wisconsin. He provided executive leadership to marketing, communications, special events, membership, and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the JCC, Chad served as Vice President and Director of Client & Community Relations for PNC in Wisconsin. Charged with introducing the brand to the local community, Chad served on the senior leadership team and was directly responsible for the market’s philanthropic, sponsorship, and community affairs portfolios. Over his career at PNC and its predecessor companies, Chad provided leadership in Corporate Marketing, Regional Operations, and Retail Banking. A product of equitable access to the performing arts, Chad was born and raised in Milwaukee. He studied theater at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and was a young playwright at Hamline University (Playwright’s Center.) Chad previously served on the Board of Directors for Milwaukee Film and First Stage, was a Next Gen member of the United Performing Arts Fund and served as Annual Campaign co-chair for Sharp Literacy. Today, he proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin. Chad, his wife, and their four sons live in Shorewood with their two dogs, Marvin and Nice Guy Eddie.

Former Board Members

  • Jay Sekelsky, CFA, CPA
    Madison Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • John Hintze
    Wisconsin Bank & Trust
  • Karen Menendéz Coller
    Centro Hispano
  • Kim Herlitzka
    Baker Tilly
  • Kristin Rucinski
    The Road Home
  • Melanie Schmidt
    Timpano Group
  • Neil Fauerbach, MBA
    Independent Consultant in Marketing and Strategy Development
  • Theresa Balsiger, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Carex Consulting Group
  • Tim Conroy
    Capitol Lakes
  • Antonia Turnquist
  • Sandy Morales
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County