2019 Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Award Recipients Announced

Published Monday, May 13, 2019

Pulse Young Professionals Network, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber, is thrilled to announce the 2019 Fox Cities Future 15 young professionals award recipients. Each year we honor 15 outstanding young professionals from all over the Fox Cities who serve in a variety of professional and philanthropic roles throughout the community. Future 15 recipients are chosen based on their professional dedication, strong sense of vision for the future of the Fox Cities and personal commitment to philanthropy in the community they call home and beyond.


This year’s award recipients include the following young professionals:

 Chloe Albrecht, Public Relations Manager, Element

Kristin Ausloos, Financial Planning and Analysis Director, Faith Technologies

Jennifer Buelow Fischer, Undergraduate Programs Director, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Kristin Cates, Marketing and Events Director, Volunteer Fox Cities

Vanessa Cebulski, Senior Account Leader, BConnected, LLC

Nick Geffers, Business Risk Manager, Thrivent Financial

Melissa Huempfner, Development Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin

Nicole Hurd, Account Manager, Coalesce Marketing and Design

Rachel Janzen, Manager of Patient Care-Critical Care and Respiratory Care, Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital

Josh Kilgas, Workforce Engagement Officer, United Way Fox Cities

James Kilsdonk, Vice President-Commercial Relationship Manager, Old National Bank

Ryan Lonegran, Career Readiness Counselor, Patriot Enterprises, LLC

Nick Romenesko, Systems Director, Gold Cross Ambulance Services, Inc.

Conner Stilp, Realtor, Century 21 Ace Realty

Melissa Weyland, Midwest East Regional Pool Manger, Organic Valley


“We are honored to be able to recognize these young professionals from all over the Fox Cities,” shared Kristen Greiner, Director of Young Professionals and Events at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. “The desire among this group to play an active role in our communities is exceptional.”


The 2019 top 15 young professionals will be honored on Wednesday, June 19 at Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Cocktails and pre-party will kick-off the celebration from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $40/each or corporate tables of 10 for $350. Registration is available online at foxcitieschamber.com or by phone at (920) 734-7101.


This event is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor BMO Harris Bank and multi-media sponsors BConnected, LLC; Crimson Creative Group; IBEX Productions; and Volt Digital Marketing. Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact Nora Langolf at the Fox Cities Chamber (920) 734-7101 or nlangolf@foxcitieschamber.com to learn more.


For any event questions, please contact Kristen Greiner, Director of Young Professionals and Events, at (920) 734-7101 or kgreiner@foxcitieschamber.com.