United Way Blackhawk Region has appointed eight new members to its volunteer board, which helps the organization promote its goals in health, education and financial stability in the community.
The new board members are:
- manager for Alliant Energy. He has been a member of the Janesville School Board since 2008. He previously served on the Merrill Community Center Board of Directors and has a passion for youth mentorship through volunteer coaching and officiating.
- Janesville housing services director. In this role, Bedessem oversees the administration of state and federally funded housing programs. She currently serves on United Way’s Community Impact Council. Bedessem previously served as campaign chairwoman for the city of Janesville and as a community grant volunteer.
- senior commercial relationship manager for BMO Harris Bank. Bordwell, who has worked for BMO Harris for 30 years, is active with Chasing Chad, a nonprofit organization founded in honor of his late brother Chad Bordwell.
- business deployment lead in research and development at Kerry. Domingo encourages talent and teamwork through active volunteering in the community.
- senior director of human resources operations and systems total rewards at Mercyhealth. She has more than 24 years’ experience in banking, printing, manufacturing and biotech, and she is actively involved in Mercyhealth’s United Way campaigns.
- superintendent for the Edgerton School District. Pauli, who recently completed two terms on the board of directors, has been involved in United Way’s 2012 unification process and campaign cabinet. He also was a community grant volunteer and sponsorship advocate for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
- mayor of South Beloit, Illinois. He served on the former Stateline United Way Board of Directors and completed two terms on the current board. He was one of four United Way “campaign champions” in 2017 and is a current campaign cabinet member.
Dan Williams, executive director of organizational development for ABC Supply Company. Originally from Texas, Williams moved to the area in 2012. He has had a 26-year career with ABC Supply, which operates United Way’s largest workplace campaign.