Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce: 2018 Future 15 Awards to Honor Young Professionals on March 1


Nikki Hessel, Director, Pulse Young Professionals Network

[email protected]

Appleton, Wisconsin – Pulse Young Professionals Network, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber and Fox Cities Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Post-Crescent Media, will honor the top 15 young professionals from across the Fox Cities Region on Thursday, March 1 at Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. These outstanding young professionals will be recognized for the variety of professional and philanthropic roles they serve that make a difference throughout the community.

The Fox Cities is fortunate to have thousands of young professionals who excel not only within their respective places of employment but also give back to our community in innumerable ways. The 2018 Future 15 recipients have been 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.

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

Ryan Batley, Food & Beverage Director, Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel

Chris Burns, Director of Business Development, BConnected, LLC

Katie Chicquette Adams, High School At-risk Educator, Appleton Area School District 

Tara Hawley, Business Systems Analyst Consultant, Thrivent Financial

Katie Heim, AVP Treasury Management Relationship Manager, Johnson Bank

Jamin Homan, Director of Patient Care Services, Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital

Dustin Kraft, Customer Replenishment Specialist, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Adriana McCleer, Community Partnerships Supervisor, Appleton Public Library

Martin O’Donnell, Band Instructor, Kimberly Area School District

Nicholas Reising, Director of Development, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Ryan Roth, Community Development Manager, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

Kayla Rouse, Lead Process Engineer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Alex Tyink, Director of Programs, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Trenten Woelfel, Acting Treasurer, Outagamie County

Jake Woodford, Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Lawrence University

The 2018 Fox Cities Future 15 recipients will be honored on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Outer Edge Stage from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Cocktails and pre-party to kick-off the celebration from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation to begin at 7:00 p.m. Event seating is sold out for 2018. There are a limited number of general admission standing room tickets available at $40 each.  This event is made possible through the generous support of: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Katapult, Urban Evolutions, BConnected, LLC, Crimson Creative, Image Studios and Variant Productions.

To learn more about the event, please visit Please register for the waiting list of this sold-out event by visiting or contact the Fox Cities Chamber at (920) 734-7101. For any questions, please contact Nikki Hessel, Director of Pulse Young Professionals Network, at (920) 734-7101 or [email protected]

Media are encouraged to attend. Please contact Nikki Hessel in advance.