The N4N Advisory Board has been 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 perspective 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.
Antonia has spent her career working with clients to help them maximize their greatest investment – their people. As a human resources professional, she has helped organizations from small businesses to Fortune 200 companies connect talent strategies to business objectives through a focus on total rewards, talent management, and the employee experience.
Since 2017, Antonia has led several transformational talent efforts at American Family Insurance. In her current role as Talent Programs Manager, Antonia and her team design and implement talent management strategies that support the evolution of the employee experience while also balancing the needs of the business as American Family’s enterprise continues to expand through organic growth, mergers and acquisitions. With an intentional focus on diversity and inclusion, Antonia prides herself on building high performing teams where everyone can bring their authentic self to work each day.
Antonia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Edgewood College. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time biking, doing yoga, and relaxing with her family.
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 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.
Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Jennifer Uphoff Gray is the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, which she co-founded in 2009. Regionally, Jen has directed shows at theaters in Madison and Milwaukee. On Broadway, Jen was the Associate Director for productions of Copenhagen, Cabaret, The Blue Room (starring Nicole Kidman) and The Life. Jen serves as chair of Overture Center’s Resident Company Advisory Council, and is actively involved in many progressive causes. She grew up in the Madison area, holds a degree in Dramatic Literature & Stage History from Harvard College, and with her husband Peter is raising her family on Madison’s west side.
Joe is currently the CEO of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO), a position he has held since 2019. The WCO is a national caliber professional orchestra headquartered in Madison, WI, and is best known for Concerts on the Square, which is a free, six concert series that attracts over 250,000 people to downtown each summer. Prior to the WCO, Joe served as Executive Director of The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin, a global youth development organization teaching and reinforcing life skills through the game of golf. During his six-year tenure, Joe drove an increase in participation from 8,000 to over 15,000 youth and increased revenue from $200K to $900K. He chaired the national advisory board of Executive Directors, reporting directly to the organization’s global CEO.
Joe earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from Lawrence University. He served on the Advisory Board at UW–Madison Business School and gave its commencement speech. Joe captained the men’s golf team at Lawrence University and become the only golfer in the school’s 160-year history to be named to the All-American Golf Team.
Post undergrad, Joe pursued his dream of playing golf on the PGA Tour, playing on the professional tours in Florida and competed in over 75 events, finishing in the top 5 in several tournaments. As a musician, Joe became a professional orchestral cellist at age 16, the youngest player to attain a tenured position in the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.
An avid cyclist and intensive meditation practitioner, Joe lives in Madison with his wife Evan, son Levi, and daughters Sunny and Dell.
Since 2016, Sandy Morales has led the largest youth mentoring organization in Dane County. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) creates and supports over 600 one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. She clearly understands the power of mentoring and how it can impact your life as a daughter of Mexican immigrants and first-generation college graduate.
She grew up in Batavia, Illinois, and then attended Marquette University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing and International Business. Her career in nonprofits includes past marketing and fund development roles at United Way of Dane County as well as volunteer leadership roles with the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County and is a founder and past president of the Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison.
Under her leadership as CEO, BBBS has grown their mentoring programs to serve more children each year and reduce the wait time for kids to be matched with a mentor which on average is about 2 years, but hopes to reduce the wait time even more as there are 200 children waiting to be matched with a mentor.
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